1. More black men are behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850. Michelle Alexander
2. Legal is not the same as moral or right.
3. A great sex life is not the same as a great love life.
4. One can only be an individual in a social setting.
5. If you decide to live as a digital doll, don’t expect grown ups to respect
you for it.
6. If love is like an itching in your heart, it’s not love
7. The only real sin is making others suffer.
8. Looking young is not the same as being hot.
9. There’s more to life than being alive.
10. One in Four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18.
Rob Goldstein 2015 -2019
Revised June 2019
This is my traditional Christmas post.
First posted 12/11/2016 as The Night Bobby Found Christ in an Abandoned Subway Car.
I imagined a modern Nativity and saw a homeless kid who finds the abandoned Christ child in an old subway car.
Will he accept the
burden of this gift?
A homeless youth finds the abandoned Christ child in an unused subway car.
I got the idea for the subway car from
Dark Days, a documentary made in the 1990’s about a tribe of homeless people who live in the abandoned subway tunnels of New York.
to make a video of it. VR
I use two photo-shopped frames from the documentary as an homage to it.
I first came up with
this idea in 2011 but didn’t have the skill I needed
to make a video work the way I envisioned it.
I was going to remake the video for this Christmas but had a soul sucking
bout of the flu that still lingers.
The video works but I see ways to make it better so I WILL remake the video
for next Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the World!
May we find our way back to reason and light.
I’ll see you guys after Christmas.
The video is a series high-resolution panels staged and shot in virtual reality and processed in multiple apps.
I cropped a cover of
Silent Night found at the Internet Archives.
To the best of my knowledge the recording is in the public domain.
Rob Goldstein 2016-2018
Who are you
More subtle than
A little AIDS here
A little crack there–
Like the killer
Search for his
Are found —
Death is Life
Greed is God-
Who will have
A Child Under Arrest in the Warsaw Ghetto
(c) Rob Goldstein 2015-2017 All Rights Reserved