Winter Count vs. Graffiti

Graffiti is not a political act. It is a reduction of a political act to a gesture.

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Blackfoot Winter Count at Smashed In Head Buffalo Jump

The political act is the reduction of social space to private ownership, including the self. “I think this,” for example, or “I did this,” when in fact it is the community that did it by so passing through privacy that they erased it.

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