without sanctuary | A visual and written history of Lynchings throghout the the history of the United States | Currently at the Jackson State University in Mississippi | The photos in the exhibition include home made souvenier postcards, so as to have attendants at a lynching send them to friends and family (quite possibly also to futher intended victims)
Placed in context of what has been happening in Iraq with the iraqui prisoners, the end result may seem more catostrophic | But on the other hand, exhibits such as this show clearly that the incidence of violence against others ~often for no good reason~ shows that -as far as American History goes, such behavior is nothing new | Moreover, it is isn't just steroeotypical trailer trash who takes part in it | It could not occur without sanction and support from the powerful classes in our country |
from the opening page of the site:
"Without Santuary is a photo document of proof, an unearthing of crimes, of collective mass murder, of mass memory graves excavated froim the American conscience. Part post cards, common as dirt, souveniers skin thin and fresh tattooed proud, the trade cards of those assisting at ritual racial killings and other acts of a mad citizenry. The community’s best citizens lurking just outside the frame. Destined to decay …these few survivors turn to living pillars of salt."
Perspectives on: human rights; environmental concerns; life as a visual artist; 21st century feudalism; progressive politics; aboriginal culture; new urbanism; permaculture; sustainable technology; non-traditional families; achievable utopias