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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by High Priest, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    The juxtaposition of word and image in Barbara Kruger's highly recognizable work is derived from twelve years as a designer and photo editor for Conde Nast publications. Short, pithy caption-like copy is scattered over fragmented and enlarged photographs appropriated from various media. Usually declarative or accusatory in tone, these phrases posit an opposition between the pronouns "you" and "we," which satirically refer to "men" and "women." These humorous works suspend the viewer between the fascination of the image and the indictment of the text while reminding us that language and its use within culture to construct and maintina proverbs, jobs, jokes, myths, and history reinforce the interests and perspective of those who control it ((Day 69). (--Cf. John Berger's Ways of Seeing Chap 3.; Craig Owen, "The Discourse of Others," The Anti-Aesthetic. Ed. Hal Foster. pp.



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  2. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    not into it, but cool post anyway.
     
  3. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

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    Freddy Kruger is more entertaining
     
  4. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    sure that's a very small sample of her work,
    but it seems like clip art and 'cut and paste' cliches to me.

    not my style.
    Tenn-Girl-Angst
     
  5. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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  6. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

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  7. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

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    I just did a quick check on google to see when her work was done and it sems to be early 80s. In that case i can appreciate what she was doing. but if it was being produced now, it would say it is cliche and overdone.

    i say this because to me the early 80s represents the golden age of media brainwashing (for lack of a better word). the general population was not as aware of the media juggernaut as it is now, so that would make her work very edgy and hold alot of value when it comes to dissecting what was being pushed upon the general public.
     
  8. TheoHuxtab|e

    TheoHuxtab|e Banned

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  9. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

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    I had to study this bitch....bland and uninspiring
     
  10. DREDZ

    DREDZ Senior Member

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    ..i dig her werk
     
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