[rumori] columbine -> kosovo

Steev (steevATdetritus.net)
Sat, 10 Jul 1999 16:24:23 +0000 ( )

On Sat, 10 Jul 1999, Andrew Lander wrote:

>A piece I assembled (I don't want to say wrote, or even made) recently
>consisted of a newspaper report on the Columbine massacre. The only changes
>I made to the article were replacing the name Harris and Klebold with
>Clinton and Milosevic, and Columbine with Kosovo. (It was inspired by
>seeing CNN switch directly from questions as to why children would do such
>violent things to coverage of the Kosovo bombing, and also Clinton's
>hypocritical lecturing students on nonviolence.) I didn't add my name to
>the byline and left the copyright notice fully intact.

if you have an electronic version of it please send it. sounds great.

>I don't think of myself as having written the piece, or created it. The
>changes I made to it are extremely slight, and I'm not sure if it qualifies
>as being a new entity. The fact is, I'm not sure exactly what category it
>falls into.
>Anyone have any thoughts as to the nature of a piece like that?

it's detournement. conceptual art. the amount of effort or changes isnt
important. it's the effect.


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