Dissecting The Political Work Of Art That Is Formation


As always, Beyoncé surprises us with a music video that operates across multiple vectors. “Formation” it’s title is grounded on the politics of the United States police brutality, effects of hurricane Katrina, racism, slavery and queer culture but going deeper it’s about the entirety of the black experience in the world as at 2016. Black people all over the world share the same history therefore there will always be inevitable parallels in our arts, which includes standards of beauty, (dis) empowerment, culture, sexism and institutional racism.

Shot in New Orleans, Beyonce doesn’t overlook high fashion, choreography, glamour, singing and rapping over a southern bounce track but if you’re paying attention, she also makes very loud statements with a few not so subliminal images in the video.

THE CORNY ILLUMINATI RUMORS– she directly says a big fuck you to those who feel when a black person is exceptionally exceptional there…

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