[Warning: the images below contain very graphic depictions of violence and death. Welcome to the world in which we live.]
(The words are from the song “Living Life” by Daniel Johnston — “Hold me like a mother would / Life I’ve always known somebody should.” I like this cover by The Eels.)
A series I did during the Canadian Thanksgiving but thought I would post them here given the different American dates.
(Trigger Warning: the images below contain images of violence and sexual violence.)
This is a man and he has a name and it’s Jdimytai Damour, OK? He is a man and he is dead now because of us, do you understand?
If we are to draw any conclusion from Black Friday it is this: the lives of people who work low income jobs on this continent are granted precisely the same value as the lives of people in the two-thirds world who labour and die in poverty and slavery in order to make the products we purchase. That is to say, their lives have no value to us whatsoever. Before we cast any stones, we should remember that our consumer choices make us no less violent than those who trampled Jdimytai Damour in order to score a bargain.
So, I’ve been exploring working with a different medium as a means of communication. I’ll be posting a few things up here over the next little while. Below the cut is a series I made called “When I Grow Up”.