It’s time for another great digital collage challenge at Collage Obsession. The theme this time is Black Cats. So the first thing that came to mind for me was the Michael Jackson Panther Dance sequence from his Black or White short film. It’s one of my favorite short films, and I love the Panther Dance itself. I remember when that video first came out, there was so much controversy surrounding it–people thought it was too violent. But that was the point: Michael was making a statement about all the inequality, prejudice, and violence in the world. All of Michael’s short films told a story, and some, like Black or White, carried important messages...IF one was willing to pay attention and read between the lines. Michael caught a lot of flack for that short film, but for the people with an open mind and heart, and a willingness to see and hear its message, it was very powerful. And it truly is one of his best short films.
So this Digital Collage is dedicated to Michael Jackson, and the Panther Dance.
See, It’s Not About Races
Where Your Blood
Is Where Your Space Is
I’ve Seen The Bright
I’m Not Going To Spend
My Life Being A Color…
(Excerpt from Black or White, by Michael Jackson)