6/13/2016

by Tyler Matthew Oyer


trying to focus
trying to write
trying to reason
trying to imagine
trying to be calm
trying to connect
trying to care
trying to resist
trying to be bold
trying to think
trying to walk

but America has me like FTW

dollar billz stop bullets?
dollar billz are bullets.

Islam is not my enemy.
You don't get it?--- Then perhaps you are my enemy.
FREEDOM IS THE ENEMY.
FREE DOOM.

FUCK white supremacy.
FUCK patriarchy.
FUCK NEOLIBERALISM.
FUCK American imperialism.
FUCK heteronormativity.
FUCK homophobia.
FUCK transphobia.
FUCK misogyny.
FUCK racism.
FUCK Xenophobia.
FUCK Islamophobia.
FUCK body shame.
FUCK CAPITALISM.
FUCK COLONIALISM.
FUCK the military industrial complex.
FUCK the prison industrial complex.
FUCK the war on terror.
FUCK your terrors.

I am angry.
I have a fire in my belly.
I have an unhealthy dose of irate in my gut.
My mind was my safe space but it has been re-programmed by American cancers.
My body was my weapon but it is infected by the American rash.

The dream has always been the nightmare that suppresses those who threaten the dream.

THE REVOLUTION IS MY BOYFRIEND.
THE REVOLUTION IS MY BOYFRIEND AND I AM NOT SORRY.

"The Raspberry Reich", Bruce La Bruce, 2004


TYLER MATTHEW OYER founded tir journal in 2015. He is an artist, performer, writer and organizer based in Los Angeles. His work has been presented at MoMA PS1, REDCAT, dOCUMENTA (13), Hammer Museum, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Art Basel Miami Beach, Bergen Kunstall, Rogaland Kunstsenter, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, High Desert Test Sites, Highways Performance Space and the Orange County Museum of Art. He received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2012.
tmostudio.com

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