Untitled (Perfect Lovers) 1991. Clocks, paint on wall.
Untitled (Perfect Lovers) consists of two clocks, which start in synchronisation, and slowly, inevitably fall out of time due to the failure of the batteries and the nature of the mechanism. In a moving comment on his personal experiences, the piece refers to Gonzalez-Torres’ HIV positive partner Ross Laycock, and his slow decline and inevitable death due to AIDS. The clocks act as two mechanical heartbeats; representative of two lives destined to fall out of sync, and holds a poignant poetry about personal loss and the temporal nature of life.
“Don’t be afraid of the clocks, they are our time, time has been so generous to us…We conquered fate by meeting at a certain time in a certain space…we are synchronized, now forever. I love you.”
this is one of my favorite works ever
Felix Gonzalez-Torres has always had this amazing ability to make me cry with stuff that can be bought at a department store.
Activate your love & your rage and support the efforts in Ferguson in a tangible way. Poet & educator Britteney Conner, playwright Kristiana Colón, and activist & journalist Ferrari Sheppard are organizing efforts to supply people on the ground in Ferguson with gas masks and water bottles over the coming days. The gas masks will be for children, elderly, protesters, and whoever is in need. We will be taking two separate trips. Please message privately if you’re interested in specific departure times. We intend to purchase at least 100 gas masks and water bottles and coordinate with protesters and organizers in Ferguson for peaceful and supportive distribution to those who need it most. Stand united with those whose voices are being silenced & contribute to intentional and loving resistance.
$3000 will cover gas masks, water bottles, & the cost of gas to and from Ferguson.
It has been brought to our attention that the practicality and necessity of that many gas masks might be pushing it. People on the ground that we have been in talks with and articles coming out have made a push to get food and water brought in. Currently students are not being fed because of school closings and food pantries are running empty. We still intend to purchase a few quality gas masks and other items for eye protection, but we are refocusing our energy on feeding and hydrating people of and in Ferguson. We want to use your donations as wisely as possible while still remaining transparent about our actions. Thank you.
Apparently accidentally reblogged a bunch of stuff meant for my other blog. Deleted now.
Aidan and Leo #2 (commission)
Furry Weekend Atlanta 2014
Fragzle and His Lion Boyfriend, Leo