Wednesday, October 05, 2005

reappropriation

also known as collage.

piecing things and making them your own. usually to deliver some sort of message or massage ;)

i'm quite fond of collage. and i seem to practice it quite simply with the least amount of imagery possible. although, it sure does take me a while to narrow it down to a few necessary images and decide when i should stop.

so we breifly explored dadaism last wednesday and i do believe we've only shed the first layer of dead skin cells this ginormous organ possesses. because there's so much more within it. which is absurd because that is what it goes against! throwing so-called "art" (in context) back at the bourgeoisie buyer, ridiculizing his or her affirmation of what makes art, art. so lets take a shovel for instance, jam a nail into a gallery wall, hang aforementioned digging stick on aforementioned nail, slap on a tag with a title and BAM! you've got yourself an art piece.

i'll thank Al for that analogy, that snazzy of an art history teacher from dawson. good times.

here are the collages i came up with for the homework. (however, after having completed them, i couldn't believe that i didn't pick up a dictionary before cutting out images from magazines.. i just kept repeating the titles in my head as i went through them [the mags])

(i'll also have you know that there are certain meanings to the images but i'll probably let you interpret them and write down what i was trying to get across a bit later, yes i'll do that)

1st) Happy :


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Pronunciation: 'ha-pE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): hap·pi·er; -est
Etymology: Middle English, from hap
1 : favored by luck or fortune : FORTUNATE
2 : notably fitting, effective, or well adapted : FELICITOUS
3 a : enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment : JOYOUS b : expressing or suggestive of happiness : PLEASANT c : GLAD, PLEASED d : having or marked by an atmosphere of good fellowship : FRIENDLY
4 a : characterized by a dazed irresponsible state b : impulsively or obsessively quick to use or do something c : enthusiastic about something to the point of obsession : OBSESSED



2nd ) Angry

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Pronunciation: 'a[ng]-grE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): an·gri·er; -est
1 : feeling or showing anger : WRATHFUL
2 a : indicative of or proceeding from anger b : seeming to show anger or to threaten in an angry manner
3 : painfully inflamed
- an·gri·ly /-gr&-lE/ adverb
- an·gri·ness /-grE-n&s/ noun



3rd) Melancholy

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Pronunciation: 'me-l&n-"kä-lE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -chol·ies
Etymology: Middle English malencolie, from Middle French melancolie, from Late Latin melancholia, from Greek, from melan- + cholE bile -- more at GALL
1 a : an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile and characterized by irascibility or depression b : BLACK BILE c : MELANCHOLIA
2 a : depression of spirits : DEJECTION b : a pensive mood




4th) Hungry

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Pronunciation: 'h&[ng]-grE
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): hun·gri·er; -est
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hungrig; akin to Old English hungor
1 a : feeling hunger b : characterized by or characteristic of hunger or appetite
2 a : EAGER, AVID b : strongly motivated (as by ambition)
3 : not rich or fertile : BARREN
- hun·gri·ly /-gr&-lE/ adverb
- hun·gri·ness /-grE-n&s/ noun


listening to : Weezer - blue album

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