Posts Tagged 'appropriation'

Splitting

Gordon Matta-Clark

This is an arrangement of chromogenic prints mounted on board, though perhaps the stronger example of appropriation is the content of the images. It is a house that the artist literally split down the middle – another example of architectural appropriation.

(Gordon Matta-Clark, 1974)

Gehry vs. Graves

Crimp’s example of Postmodern (progressive) architectural appropriation in his 1982 essay “Appropriating Appropriation”.

Frank Gehry | Home in Santa Monica | 1978

Crimp’s example of Modernist (retrograde) architectural appropriation.

Michael Graves | Portland Public Services Building | 1982

Recaptioning: First Aid

I guess this is appropriate here, I can’t seem to leave these pictures alone.

Most of these are from the old Red Cross First Aid manual (4th edition, 1957), but the anti-aging device is from Doors, Windows, and Skylights by Dan Ramsey.

This gallery thing is confusing, I hope that it works.

More Marclay

Video Quartet (2002), a large, four-screen projection featuring hundreds of clips from old Hollywood films, with actors and musicians making sound or playing instruments, represents a high point of his vision, an elaborate audio-visual collage that evokes pop culture, appropriation art and sampling.” (more)

Video Quartet, 2002, Edition of 5
Four-channel DVD projection, with sound
96 x 480 in. (243.8 x 1219.2 cm)