Black Madonna for President - The Satyrs - PhMuseum

Black Madonna for President - The Satyrs

Ingrid Firmhofer

2017 - Ongoing

These Dancehall artists hold up a mirror to the world. I was fascinated. It shook me up and I began to do research until I realized that sexuality is deeply sacred and political. This weekly event "Passa Passa" in Kingston was the origin of dancehall, which quickly spread all over the world, and the origin of my project "Black Madonna for President" (www.blackmadonnaforpresident.com), which I started 10 years later. Since I consider this series as the actual starting point, it is part of my project.

An eye opener was the book "our inner ape" by Frans de Waal. He compares us humans with the chimpanzees and bonobos. According to him for humans or chimpanzees with their hierarchical systems, men suffer from the system just like women. Death is the ultimate price of trying to reach the top. The fundamental difference between our two closest relatives is that one resolves sexual issues with power, while the other resolves power issues with sex. He describes the social system of the bonobos without xenophobia and a loving sexuality. This gives me hope, because we can develop the other side within us. But I also are interdependent and Yin and Yang alternate. It won't be funny if at some point the Yin is too much either, but right now we have an overload of Yang within most of us.

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  • CUZ ALL THAT IN-YO-FACE TESTOSTERONE MAKES OUR NIPPLES HARD
    There is not only black and white, but also grey...And this grey area contains the contradictions of loving an art that does not accept you as belonging, loving men who sometimes refuse to portray you in your entirety, and being against sexual objectification while proudly embracing your sexuality. ... And how come no one ever admits that part of the reason women love hip-hop –as sexist as it is– is ´cuz all that in-yo-face testosterone makes our nipples hard? (Hip Hop Feminist Joan Morgan)

  • STICK TO THE DOG

    "I want to dance/
    You want to sweat/
    And get close to me/
    The body touches/
    I'll tell you if you can provoke me/
    That doesn't mean I'm going to bed." (Ivy Queen);
    Dancehall, Kingston, Jamaica

  • SECRET MUSEUM - PRIVATE OR PUBLIC OR WHAT NOW?

    Although my dancehall photos are from the birthplace of dancehall, Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, they were rejected by my photo agency as “too vulgar”. Do the high-spirited onlookers who judge and label Jamaican dancers as “barbaric,” or “vulgar” possess these same qualities? - “Gabinetto Segreto” or “secret cabinet” at the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy

  • DIAMONDS / www.blackmadonnaforpresident.com
    Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I´ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” ( Maya Angelou)

  • BIGGING UP SHOTTA DON
    But it was the dancing, only the dancing could stop the pain. A man needs a little madness or else he never cuts the rope and is free. (Nikos Kazantzakis: Zorba the Greek); Passa Passa, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica

  • BUDDY BUDDY INNA YOU PUM

    The Satyrs are demons of Dionysus. In their transformation they see the god. They see another version of themselves as a complement to their Apollonian archetype. In Greek theatre there was no separation between the audience and the chorus. The spectators experience the transformation and thus the same vision of nature that underlies the pain of individualization. - “Gabinetto Segreto” or “secret cabinet” at the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy

  • Apollo could not live without Dionysus!
    Wherever Dionysus and his satyrs travel, there is always wild and stormy music and dances.

    Yes, to dance is to pray
    To dance is to fear Allay
    To dance is to stand
    Yes, to dance is to preach health
    To dance is to possess wealth
    Yes, to dance is to unite
    To dance is to ignite
    Yes, to dance is to enhance
    To dance is to chance
    Yes, to dance is to dance
    (Walter Williams Junior)

  • EYE FOR AN EYE

    The gunmens´ Dancehall reflects neoliberalism.; Passa Passa, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica

  • PLEASE ME – DO IT TO ME /
    Women are powerful and dangerous. (Audre Lorde); Passa Passa, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica

  • INDEPENDENCE

    Radical simply means «grasping things at the root». (Angela Davis); Passa Passa, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica

  • WHAT MAKES YOU GET THE LIGHT?

    Be yourself, shout it out, play the melody. ; Passa Passa, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica

  • WET-ASS PUSSY
    I want you to park that big Mack truck
    Right in this little garage
    Make it cream, make me scream
    Out in public, make a scene
    I don't cook, I don't clean
    But let me tell you how I got this ring
    (WAP, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion )

  • MAKE ME DREAM, MAKE IT STREAM
    (WAP, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion) ) - “Gabinetto Segreto” or “secret cabinet” at the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy

  • WAP
    Bring a bucket and a mop for this wet and gushy
    Give me everything you got for this wet and gushy
    (WAP, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion)

  • THESE STREETS DON´T LOVE YOU LIKE I DO

    I wish you woulda treat me like ya glock, I woulda love it if you keep me pon cock
    yuh know these streets don't love you,
    And oh these streets can't hug you
    These streets don't love you like I do...
    (Tanya Stephens)

  • CHOREODAEMONOMANIA

  • DON AND BLING BLING TO GET NUFF GYAL

    The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm. (Albert Camus) and I add: behind the paradigm of unlimited production is the belief of unlimited growth, but growth does not exist at all, because everything is a cycle. The enrichment of some takes place because of the free work of slaves, "women´s work and the exploitation of nature.; Passa Passa, Kingston, Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica


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