340 meters per second

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

&mdash Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

"Chaos is a friend of mine." - Bob Dylan

The latest project of K.O.S. is a contemporary and compelling translation of Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound" and can be viewed here.

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) have worked together collaboratively since the early 1980s when Rollins, a special ed teacher assigned to public school 52 in the South Bronx, established the Art and Knowledge workshop for students with learning disabilities. Out of this grew a collective art practice based on texts which the group studied together. Typically, pages from literary classics were laid on canvas to form a ground, then overpainted with imagery that had evolved through discussion as an embodiment of motifs and issues central to the given material. Their study of art history through books and museum visits was supplemented by a deep engagement with contemporary art practice as well as a strong appreciation of certain highpoints of contemporary mass culture. Thus, for example, works which presented unadorned pages from X-men comics coexisted with paintings based on Flaubert's "Temptation of Saint Anthony," Kafka's "Amerika," Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," and Aristophanes' "The Frogs."

- from the project's


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