Monthly Archives: July 2012

How Do We Respond to Violence: Thoughts on The Dark Knight Trilogy

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Mahatma Gandhi “In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities […]

An Eye Opening Documentary: Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

I paused the film, only five minutes in.  My father turned to me with a confused look on his face. “Andy, how is this art?” I ensured him not to worry, that he would soon understand.  In fact this documentary is about exploring both the meaning behind and the power of performance art. “All right, […]

The Aesthetics of Longing: Weekend

Where the horizon lies  And the land sinks into mellow blueness  Oh please, take me with you  Let me skip the road with you  I can dare myself –By My Side, Godspell There is a deep longing in all of humanity. A deep ache for what one thinks is unattainable. Many yearn for peace. Peace […]

Christ Haunted Images

“Behind me, I heard a man asking: “Where is God now?” And I heard a voice within me answer him: “Where is He? He is–He is hanging here on this gallows…” -Elie Wiesel, Night            It is the 1980’s and the AIDS epidemic is in full swing. People are dying left […]