Thursday, January 16, 2014

Relevant to my interests: Eddie You Should Know Better, by the Natural Four

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Appropriation can be understood as 'the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work.' In the visual arts, to appropriate means to properly adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire form) of human-made visual culture. Notable in this respect are the Readymades of Marcel Duchamp. Other strategies include re-vision, re-evaluation, variation, version, interpretation, imitation, proximation, supplement, increment, improvisation, prequel... pastiche, paraphrase, parody, homage, mimicry, shan-zhai, echo, allusion, intertextuality and karaoke.  The term appropriation refers to the use of borrowed elements in the creation of a new work (as in '[T]he artist uses appropriation') or refers to the new work itself (as in '[T]his is a piece of appropriation art').

Inherent in our understanding of appropriation is the concept that the new work recontextualises whatever it borrows to create the new work. In most cases the original 'thing' remains accessible as the original, without change."

(My emphasis)

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