it’s been a long semester
let us have a moment of silence for those who unknowingly dated and broke up with a future celebrity
my math teacher dated Ryan Gosling in highschool.
my neighbor dated bill nye the science guy
well my godmother dated david tennant when they were 16
my friend’s teacher’s first kiss was benedict cumberbatch
i’m so sorry
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.
I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we could work something out!
Last night I dreamed I was deep-sea diving to the ocean floor, and as we descended my scuba diving instructor said ‘Now we’re passing through the Friend Zone’ and I was like ‘Oh hell no, there is no way there’s a layer of the ocean called the fucking Friend Zone’ and the instructor just looked at me sadly and said ‘Marine biologists are very bitter people.’
This made perfect sense.