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Tony Cokes, Black Celebration, 1988, 17 mins. 17 secs.

ISSUE:  Winter 2019

                                    Universal Studios of riot 
                interspersed with whites holding
guns and carrying
people away.            Troops Patrol L.A.: Damage 
Heavy in Coast Riots
                                    the music                some kind of
’80s metal
lends a sinister quality to the                 rainbow glimmer
                                    around the figures (was there something happening in the ’80s 
                                    the same stance
in footage, footage
showing race                            there’s a pseudo-
                                                                                    feeling maybe a critique of of
narrative or historicism in general?

Material in this poem is sourced from Black Celebration.


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