And I have vended those Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each at Uta’s Bushwick Wyckoff Fridays before that scary virus from out of nowhere appeared earlier this year. And this time it was her Bushwick Wyckoff Art Crawl that she was having, or had this past weekend in that neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that city of New York. And her description for this event reads something like as follows:
Arts in Action Organization
growing visibility, network and self reliance for artists
SEPT 20, 1pm – 8 pm Wyckoff Ave between Jefferson Street x Willoughby Street, Bushwick NY 11237
Artists, musicians, performers, gather with friends and fans of the arts in the public space in our beloved Bushwick!
Join the art crawl along Wyckoff Ave to see the showcases and installations.
Experience performances and music in the ultra creative Bushwick, Brooklyn, hottest art community in New York City!
Bushwick artists represent a genuine, cutting edge, real and raw as well sophisticated art community not to be missed while in existence.
Particularly now in the pandemic aftermath and season of continued instability and fear, ART IS ESSENTIAL
Performance art with Hector Canonge, 3pm – 5pm:
Paint a van invites artists to paint a vehicle, a big Ford van for the Church of Good Deeds invites graffiti writers and artists to spell the title of this non profit in creative (graffiti) lettering plus their fun images,
and various panels of the minivan of Fishwithbraids are open to creative work! Some paints provided, however bring your usual spray, markers, and paints
Artist responses to COVID, installations, questions and comments will appear on signs along this crawl, exercising the freedom of speech, instigating discussion.
A Black Lives Matter display with Carla Jean is part of this event, as she has been since 2016
Music Dj sets by Right on Shawn (house), Mikey Microphone (varieties of Techno), Wild Embeddings with acts and music (experimental electronic): 2 set locations: 9 Wyckoff Ave and at 49 Wyckoff Ave, 1pm – 8pm
Organizer: Arts in Action Corporation, a non for profit organization, by artists, for artists. Contact: Uta Brauser, email: email@example.com
and Crackhead Barney was there doing her performance as well.
And there were more thoughts shared on those “Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter” banners that were displayed, some of which read:
1. Art is an arsenal. What’s your weapon of choice.
2.We are the majority, not the minority.
3. HUMANIZE BLACKNESS @veee.chi
4. Gentrification, get the f*ck otta our hoods!
5. FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET
6. F*ck The Police!
7. UNITY @ S.R.The_Rebel
8. UN PUEBLO UNIDO (heart) @lauc.art
9. LOVEOVERHATE (with a beautiful drawing of what looks like a bear), @eusantos_artist
10. In order for All lives to matter, Black Lives must Matter. That’s why Black Lives Matter
11. gentrifiers GTFO the hood
12. All Black Lives Matter! Including LGBTQ. My people, let us lead by example by showing nothing can come against us as long as we have each other! STOP KILLING US! ACAB. We are royalty! We are melanin! We are magic! We are Black! @46Buddha
13. ANGELIQUE. It’s exhausting being hated/hated on our beauty, brains and light. We can never loot as much as “THEY” took from US! F*UCK THE POLICE! Free all my sons! 2020 and our minds are still cages.
And there are no other words I can think of to describe this event except what those photos and videos that find themselves posted above can say and also what some of those poster boards that were displayed at this event said. “Art is Essential”, “pandemic, planedemic, scamdemic, Induced Panic”, panicdemic. “FEARDOM”, “FEAR is the most effective form of CONTROL”, “covid is a political plan. Free yourself” and “Why do we wear masks inside our cars with our own private air” #occupyart #blacklivesmatter