Tag Archives: Kurt Schwitters

dada: nothing is by accident

It began with an ironic and anarchic temper with origins in eighteenth century skepticism which was subsequently absorbed into the culture of urban and metropolitan thought processes through Baudelaire and Manet among others and it all came to a scrappy … Continue reading

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satchmo on tape

by Art Chantry: louis armstrong was an american original, a sparkling genius, the guy who virtually invented jazz. when i was in new orleans, everywhere i went, he was there – statues, murals, souvenir knick-knacks, street names, buildings, even the … Continue reading

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pledging alleigance to the hollow man

It was to address the decline of individuality. In the new technological world, the individual had meaning and value only to the extent it was in the service of this new instrumentality. Artistically, though artists generally targeted their work into … Continue reading

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flowers of evil : herman cain dada

In his debates he looks almost bizarrely overconfident,brazenly¬† recycling the same answers and obsessed with the populist mantra of 9-9-9- as if its a toll free number where you can order the godfather himself for home delivery. Its always ladies … Continue reading

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MEMES & MASHUP THEMES

”Henry ( Jenkins )¬†argues that spreadability adds value to an idea by allowing the idea to inhabit different contexts. He states: Rather than emphasizing the direct replication of “memes,” a spreadable model assumes that the repurposing and transformation of media … Continue reading

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