Tag Archives: Angelina Jolie

no alternative to the empty

The assimilation of art into cold, hard cash, ripping out its character, heart and guts and exploiting the aura of glamour around it. Its high end commercial art. prostitution. Such a gloomy world when the individual is a commodity. People … Continue reading

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fear of a black planet… core values

Thats the title of the advertisement. Its part of the journeys campaign by Louis Vuitton, a real marketing powerhouse. The critique is that this is white patriarchy using the abject poverty of Uganda as a pretext to hawk bling luxury … Continue reading

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banksy pranksy:you can banksy on it

Is it an elephant in the gift shop or an exit through the gift shop. Its fitting that Banksy’s movie is about “shop” and the irony is that this much embraced “modernism” is built on buzz and hype and its … Continue reading

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CELEBRITY AS REBELLION TO REASON: An Age of the Enlightened Groupie

The popular culture’s notion that geniuses were crazy certainly received support from the excesses of many of the Romantic artists of the nineteenth century, who had their share of obsessive, manic, and ecstatic behaviors. Further, the “mad scientist” in literature … Continue reading

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VENTRILOQUIST ITCHING FOR REVOLUTION: STEPPE BY STEPPE

Been away so long I hardly knew the place Gee, it’s good to be back home Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case Honey disconnect the phone I’m back in the USSR You don’t know how lucky you are, … 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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