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Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

It’s tempting to don a skeleton on one of the few days of the year when it’s socially sanctioned. Of course, I could wait until I’m dead: plenty of time to feed the worms then. On the other hand, I do have this photo collage, called “Movers and Shakers”. White men with varying degrees of facial hair and roadbuilding legacy. Some are dressed up as themselves. Others are decorated with the patina of age, and/or bird droppings. I’m grateful that when power is wielded, it does occasionally serve (us) well. But whether the road you’re on needs replacement or only an (eye) patch, why not wear a constructive costume? There are plenty of concrete books and machines to go around.

Movers and Shakers is on view until November 30th, 2014 as part of I Am Curious: Awe and Oddity in the Otherverse, at Dordt College Campus Center Art Gallery

Harold Sikkema

In the absence of built-in sonar, I rely on other apparatus to see. The camera ascertains traces of living and moving things: their gurgling, and splashing and laughing. Photoshop brings the ritual full circle: like religion, she manipulates. The challenge? Asking her to sing something true.

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