a manifesto

consider - gawain and meltlilith while numeral of the saint is active having “im more indestructible than you” than contests

the rest of the round table + lip looks on just like “didnt know gawain was this much of a masochist”

arturia is just like “fam he eagerly agreed to play a game where someone might take his head off, and consistently serves as our shield how did y’all not see this coming.” she feels something deep inside herself. it feels like…….. gratification. she thinks she’ll have to thank melt for the retribution of countless years of bland mashed potatoes and vinegar

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“All current art is fake. Nothing is original.”

Cate Blanchett makes another grab for Greatest Living Actress status, playing 13 different roles in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, coming to Tribeca 2017 this month.

Get tickets now.

Hi guys - so I’ve gotten word there may possibly be some of you out there with advance copies of We. I’m thrilled you’re so excited about our new book and Jennifer and I are so excited to share it with you. But, I would really appreciate it if you refrained from posting any reviews, excerpts, anything at all really, until the book is officially released on March 7th. Then by all means, we welcome your feedback! :)

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing some of you soon in NYC and London.

xo

Gillian

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1. Cate Blanchett as a scientist.
2. Cate Blanchett as a puppeteer. 
3. Cate Blanchett as a factory worker.
4. Cate Blanchett as a widow.
5. Cate Blanchett as a homeless man.
6. Cate Blanchett as a choreographer.
7. Cate Blanchett as a television news anchor.
8. Cate Blanchett as a schoolteacher.
9. Cate Blanchett as a punk rocker.

Cate Blanchett in Manifesto (2015). 

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“Art civilizes us and it connects us and activates us. It’s really important to connect with compassion and with stories about people who are different from us.”

Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!

Capitalism versus Freedom

Capitalism is not freedom. Capital is a condition of freedom under capitalism.

What does that mean?

In order to have “freedom” of choice, you must have capital (wealth/property).

For example, those with capital can choose not to work.

Those without capital must find employment in order to buy food, clothes, shelter, etc. or to maintain acceptable living standards, although workers often live in poverty anyway. This means they have to sell their ability to work. The capitalist exploits the worker.

Employment does not provide workers with a wage that would allow them to accumulate enough capital to leave employment. This is a form of coercion, which holds the capitalist economy together.

In other words, the purpose of the wage is to ‘keep the labourer in bare existence as a labourer’.

This is known as ‘wage slavery’.

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“Jennifer and I have known each other for about a decade and have shared our struggles and where we’ve fallen down and picked ourselves back up or picked each other back up or whatever it’s been. So, we started to have the conversation about, you know, what are the things that have actually worked? I know it feels, a lot of the time, that nothing’s working, and I’m spinning in circles… What are the things that we know actually have worked in our lives to bring us to a place where we feel like we are living our full potential and living a life that is full of meaning and purpose?” (How WE Happened)