Monday, December 13, 2010

Extra Credit; Public Enemy " Fight The Power"

      Fight the power by Public enemy; it has an old school vibe which makes it connect with young people. This song is telling people to fight the power with a catchy phrase, in other word is evoking people the emotion to unify themselves and fight for what is right. Also has a defiance in it, when it says “Our freedom of speech is freedom of death”, which is a really strong stamen, just by putting the world “death” kinds of evokes a sense of anger.
         I think this phrase of fight the power is similar to “Black Power”, which was introduce by the Black Panthers Party in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I believe that by saying “fight” he want to put action to the social issues happening in the United States. This song also give a sense of how people of different race are struggling, and how they all need equality, in one part of the song it says, “People, People we are the same”, this kind of give me to understand that people have to fight for equality, that we all one, and human. I think that Public Enemy was trying to capture the social conflicts that were happening at that time.
    I think this song relates to the whole theme of this class, because throughout time all this time people always been looking for equality, there works or art were for a social purpose, and to let the word and the public what was really going on using art, music and so forth, just like Langston Hughes with his poems, and Nina Simon with her song, all of them had a thing in common which was make a difference, not just with African Americans, but with Hispanic, and minorities all over the Unites States. Finally, I believe Public Enemy wanted to give something new to persuade young people live in America to make a change and fight for the change they were aiming for.

Public Art

    I know a lot of you seen this ton of times, on television and so forth. The Unisphere is a beautiful, giant steel globe that sits in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York, at about 15 min walk from my house. I see this wonderful globe everyday from the 7 train line, when I’m waiting for the train. The Unisphere as mentioned before is standing in Flushing Meadow, where a variety of recreational center exist, from a zoo to a restaurant. When you stand under the Unisphere, you can see how the steel wire sustain each other, I was amaze how this work was executed, because the wire seem so vulnerable, like they’re about to brake. It’s is very detailed, you can find you country really easily. Under the Unisphere there are lots of benches, where you can sit and appreciate this marvelous work of art, at nigh this globe looks amazing. According to The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation “This 1,255-acre park has historical, recreational and environmental significance. The former dumping ground labelled a "valley of ashes" by F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Great Gatsby" has become Queens' largest park, and one of New York City's flagship parks”. In other word, this is a beautiful work of art give to the Flushing Meadows Park. That makes us create thin about the world we live in, and how we can build on it.
     I would include this amazing work of art in my New York (2010) exhibition, because evokes a sense of what we doing to this world, to made people see how small and vulnerable this world is. I would use it to create awareness, that we only have one world and we have to take care of it. Also I would want people to see what is inside our world, which is nothing and that, and that this world is hanging from a string, that soon will break. I would definitely use this in my exhibition, because we have to be aware of how many world we have, and that we have to take care of it.
     The world we live in is full of contamination, war, political chaos, poverty, in other words all the bad things that we can think of. In by seeing this world we don’t see anything, but steel, which can be translate in how we can mold this world, we can either destroy it, or make something out of it. This work of art can be translate it, in something more ecologist, or it can also be translated in the fact of how this world is manage. Since is in the middle of a park where nature can be appreciated from afar, I would believe that the artist wanted to also let us see was outside the world. I think that this work of art make people who see it to create a sense of awareness, to take care of this world, because we only have one.