Artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez created a piñata of Donald Trump for fellow Mexicans to take their frustrations out on.
Mr “Piñateria” Ramirez told The Independent that he created Mr Trump’s paper-mâché and cardboard look-a-like in one day and was inspired by his controversial presidential campaign announcement speech.
“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime,” Mr Trump said in at Trump Tower in New York City. “They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
The craftsman, from Reynosa in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state, said that the piñatas provide an outlet for Mexicans to vent their frustrations at Mr Trump’s controversial portrayal of Mexicans.
“It was a way of expressing disagreement of what he said about us Mexicans,” the artist said. “Donald Trump should not promote racism against Mexicans or Latinos in America.”
The masterclass explores the shamanic and #cybernetic systems of rituals that sustain transformation, and the impact of ritualistic art forms. Divided into groups, the participants engage with the island’s geographical body, serpent mythology and ceremony through daily ritual protocol and feedback. Immersion in 5 unique channels/holons of vision, sound, text, movement and intention/compassion culminates in the discovery of the group-mind’s creative #DNA which is then embedded in a morphic field via networked rite.
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Masterclass in the mythic landscape of the island of Kefalonia, Greece in conjunction with the local feast of the Holy Snakes of Mary
11-16 August, 2016
at The Ionion Center for Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece
Led by Dr Lila Moore – Advanced Research Associate at the I-Node of Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University, deviser of The Cybernetic Institute for the Exploration of Technoetic Arts and Consciousness.
On June 27 th the Abortion drone will fly for the first time packages of abortion pills from Frankfurt an der Oder in Germany to Słubice in Poland.
The campaign is a collaboration between Women on Waves; Cocia Basia, a Berlin based abortion support group for Polish women; Feminteka Foundation from Warsaw and the 8 th of March women’s rights informal collective “Porozumienie kobiet 8 marca”.
The Abortion drone will mark the different reality for Polish women to access to safe abortion services compared to other women in Europe. In almost all European countries abortion is legal, only in Poland, Ireland and Malta abortion is illegal and women’s rights are still violated.
The drone will start its journey at 11 AM from “Am Winterhafen” in Frankfurt an der Oder and fly to Słubice. There will be opportunity for the press to ask questions after the landing of the abortion drone in Poland. The exact location will be announced the night before the flight.