Friday, November 19, 2010

The Goings-on

It's been a long while, over a month, but a lot has been happening.

Check me out on twitter: markcorece for minute by minute thoughts and updates.

This Sunday I will be speaking on WVON radio radio 1620am--you can listen live online!--where I will be discussing my coming feature length documentary Freedom of Identity, the Afro-Diasporic experience and just about anything that relates to Boricua, Blackness, art, and how all of these things can oppose and merge. Along with friend and documentary subjects Xavier Luis Burgos and Carlos Flores. Sunday November 21st, 3:20pm Central!

I will be interviewed by author Ytasha L. Womack (Author of Post Black)about my work and my views on my generation in the context of art and all of my identities. Check my blog within the next week for the interview. I update it with purpose.

Also on December 18th I will be showing some of my photographs at the artist collective space RESIST (2708 W. Division) thanks to the invitation by the fantastic band South Sol.

Here are a few links following the shows in Chicago and St. Louis (for those who could not make it) and a link to my latest article on The Daily Voice reviewing Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls.

My new website and a story on me in Deluxe Magazine coming soon.

Keep it artsy.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Latent Post: Art Around Chicago

It's important to show your peers love (not saying I'm on Banksy's level) and go out and support, you never know what might inspire you.

These are some out and about pics of myself and friends checking out the works of Sam Kirk, Hebru Brantley,Hugo Style, and Banksy, among others.

Don't forget to come and RSVP to Hanging Dry--info below--in Chicago (0ctober 29th, Digital Hydra 6pm 320 N. Damon) and St. Louis (October 23rd, 5pm Shi Salon 1900 Olive Street)


Friday, October 8, 2010

Flash4ward: Hanging Dry Promotional Photos

Photos by Christopher Free

Check out this superb photos with the great Chris Free.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Because you need to know...

Some might say we are in a cold war today. Especially in this post-sexual-revolution world we live in. Our rights are up for grabs yet our sentiments and reactions are lackluster. It's important to pick out the allusions in today's writings (knowing our past gets us going elsewhere) and give in to our firey desires to change our current reality; a suicidal, disconnected, "reality" show driven, stagnant world.

Read War Diaries. A book edited by Tisha Bryant and Ernest Hardy(one of my favorite thinkers). It's a book to make sure you "stay woke" and it explores the ins and outs of our human interactions in the most intimate ways possible (at least so far; I'm still investigating it myself). Poetry and Prose. Short and Long. Dense and Deep.

To the battlefield.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hanging Dry Photo Exhibit


It's been a bloggin-while since I've been on here but I plan on updating this more regularly now.

I wanted to inform you of my upcoming shows. (ABOVE) The full description is below but it's a dope collaborative effort that will be worth your while. More info about some possible surprises and opportunity. To RSVP on facebook just search Hanging Dry Photo Exhibit (Chicago or St. Louis) or just come! Tell a friend to tell a frined

A Photographic Parallel of The Puerto Rican and Black Existence; Solidarity Through Photography

Music and Refreshments.

Hanging Dry, A Photographic Essay
In an often proclaimed advanced society with technology galore, a wide array of food that ushers us through infinite historical cultural corners, and change being the mantra of today,vThe writer, photographer, and filmmaker Mark Corece finds it ironic that parochialism and identity politics inhibit much needed human connections.

Dry Hanging is a black and white photo exhibit that aims to highlight the often-unclear symmetry of the Puerto Rican and black existence; a relevant relationship since the Puerto Rican airborne migration in the 1930s to the Black Panther movement—coupled with the Young Lords movement-- in the 1970s. Although, Corece's work will depict contemporary life while, of course, alluding to the past. Consider the parallels of drying clothes on a laundry line. Without a face or any reference can you tell who own the clothes? Perhaps if you knew
who brought to life the guayabera, dashiki, fitted cap, or draping white dress, the pins and ropes would make more sense.

The multi-city exhibit will serve as a visual explanation and, seemingly, voyeuristic peer into the mind of the creator's inspiration for his upcoming feature length documentary Freedom of Identity: A film that explores the pluralism within Puerto Rican identities—in Chicago and Puerto Rico—connecting history to today’s truth.

The exhibit explores the strength of old wisdom, youthful zeal, and the, at times, harsh reality of the relationship between diasporic people and their geographic landings.

Sunday, August 15, 2010