The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) dir.Göran Olsson
“This whole, kind of, falling in love with black things for a short period of time is essentially racist. It still is hypothesized on a great sense of separateness and a sense of treating black activities as a kind of curiosity; either benign or threatening, one or the other. When it’s threatening, ‘Oh my god, they’re going to riot or something’. And if it’s benign, ‘Let’s let them paint or draw or sing or dance, whatever they want to do. Until we, the white community, get tired of it’ and that whole structure, is essentially racist.”
“Twenty years ago, when I was young, I used to wish I could draw time….I like used clothes, things that are old and worn. It [August Sanders’s photographic portrait of interwar Germany] conveyed my ideal of clothing because people didn’t ‘consume’ these garments, they might spend their entire lives in them….that’s what life’s about. Real clothes, not fashion. What makes a coat truly beautiful is that you’re so cold you can’t live without it. It’s like a friend, or member of the family. And I’m terribly envious of that.” Yohji Yamamoto, Carnet de notes sur vêtements et villes (“Notebook on Cities and Clothing,” 1989 - dir. Wim Wenders)
So I’ve started blogging again at www.leitmotif.io Basically fashion and design essays for now, but hopefully more as time goes on. Do check it out and let me know what you all think.
This looks like it is coming together nicely!
Quiet Sunday. No electricity, overcast sky, Ryuichi Sakamoto playing off of my iPhone. Pancakes. #smallpancakes #sundaymorning