Art-Theory Project #2: Culture Jamming
Create a Culture Jam Poster
Post a jpeg of your piece with an Artist’s Statement (~ 1 page) on your wordpress site. This should be done as a “page” entitled “Culture Jamming Poster” under your “Artivities and Projects” parent page. We will have a class “Show & Tell” that day in class.
Requirements: You can use any art materials or software that you want for this project, but please make sure that your digital IMAGE is of relatively high quality so that it can be reproduced without too much pixelation.
What is Culture Jamming?
- strategic appropriation
- “textual poaching”
Adbusters Gallery (Note: Our Leatherby Libraries holds a subscription to Adbusters Magazine )
For Copper Greene’s series, learn about Abu Ghraib reference.
For featured Banksy, learn about original photograph and its context here.
Banksy on Advertising:
“People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are “The Advertisers” and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. F*ck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. As/king for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.” — Banksy