How do we protect ourselves and our communities from the potential violence of linear thought and categorical presumption, in an era of “alternative facts”?
The human propensity and capacity for mental schemas may indeed be survivalist—with exponential and congruent relationships to the global era of information technology. What are some modes and methods to authentic living and engagement as means of creating the change we wish to see? The radical mind, an ancient catalyst for revolution, is still founded in intellectualism. Perhaps feeling more will stand to make the difference.
DonChristian Jones is a New York based, visual artist, musician, and teacher. His work spans musical and time-based performance, rap mixtapes, video and public murals, blending genres of painting and hip-hop, referencing classical and contemporary styles. Much of his work today is informed by his time spent painting murals on Rikers Island with youth inmates. Don has shown and performed at The Whitney Museum, MoMA Ps1, Webster Hall, New Museum, Center for Performance Research, and was recently an artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, Florida.