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Do Now #20: Beats, Rhymes, and Life

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Mark Bradford -- "Ridin' Dirty," detail, 2006


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Do Now

Write a short rhyme about a childhood dream or ambition.

Introduction

“The written word can be poured into any vessel. I do it now. It’s poured into video, into a painting, into a public-domain practice. It’s the idea that holds it together for me.”
– Mark Bradford on Art:21

On February 16th at SFMOMA, teens from the Bay Area Unity Music Project (BUMP) did a performance in response to the artwork of Mark Bradford, who has a new exhibition opening at the museum on February 18. His large-scale collages are made from recycled paper items such as signs found on the streets of his native Los Angeles.

Resource

Bradford also makes films, which he’s been doing since he was a kid with a Super 8 camera. Watch this Art:21 video where he talks about a time when he had big plans to project his movies on the clouds, and how his friends were behind him whether the dream panned out or not.

Tweet a quick rhyme about a childhood dream of yours. You only have 140 characters. Make it a good one! For inspiration, check out students from BUMP records laying down beats on KQED’s Spark.


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More Resources

Youth Speaks Video and Educator Guide on KQED Spark

Mark Bradford Exhibit at SFMOMA

Mark Bradford Video on Art:21

Mark Bradford Educator Guide on Art:21

KQED + SFMOMA Educator Workshop on Mark Bradford February 25th

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Kristin Farr is KQED's Arts Education Manager. She is the creator and producer of the Emmy Award-winning video series, Art School, which brings audiences into artists' studios to learn about contemporary art, and engages learners with ideas for new ways to get creative. She is also an artist and a contributing editor for Juxtapoz Magazine.