THINKING ABOUT ART and the appropriation of art to make other art
or taking art to make products…
and the consumer’s narrative with it…
case study: Diamond Supply Co. “references” Comme des Garcons PLAY
-is it stealing?
-is it stealing when it’s done poorly?
-can it be exciting for some skater kid who’s into japanese fashion watch his worlds collide and adore this?
-can it be depressing for a comme fan to think about a bunch of skater kids donning those eyeballs without knowing their origin?
-why does it matter?
The imagery that a majority of skate companies use oftentimes is obviously stolen, something I love and hate. Sometimes it’s blatant theft, sometimes it’s a cultural head-nod, or name drop. So is a statement being made?
Are any statements being made when everyone is making money along the line?
Original art exists somewhere in the line. But can anything be original in this internetz/Tumblr circle jerk of an aesthetic world?
yeah, it’s probably one huge circle jerk anyway… yeah…?
Laci Green: I have three proposals to work against weight discrimination, fat shame, and fat phobia. 1: “fat” isn’t a bad word, 2: it’s not about “health,” 3: love thyself.
My immediate reaction to this picture was fantasizing about the person that would jump on board with me to dress up like Hyomin and Jiyeon exactly as they are in this photo for Halloween, so that for Halloween, we’d be “Hyomin and Jiyeon when they dyed their hair for the ‘Day by Day’ video.”
These are esoteric creepy stan feelings that emerge instantaneously within me.
Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela couture fall/winter 2012