Re: [rumori] credit where credit is (un)due?

Steev (
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 10:01:52 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 30 Jun 1999 wrote:

><< i'd like to say none. but it ends up being maybe 5%. sometimes i can't
> resist. But my reason for appropriating is not to pay tribute or respect.
> You might as well ask the BLF if they've modified any billboards they
> like. heh. >>
>I don't see that comparison, I guess. I thought what the BLF was doing had
>more to do with negative images or ideas on billboards, which they then took
>it upon themselves to correct in a manner which would cause the average
>passerby to at least take notice and to think about it.

which is how i see my work. i often fail, but the basic goal is to take
some things (some media) i think are "bad", and "correct" them so they
"say" what they really were "saying" already, so people notice and

>I've never really felt like I was doing that with collage. Well, ok,

i was only speaking for myself. obviously everyone working with
appropriation has their own reasons for doing so. the above is just mine.


Steev Hise, WebSlinger
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