Welcome to the 21st Century:
Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not Plagiarism (via NY Times)
Eureka! I've been waiting for something to replace postmodernism, and it looks like it's found me. Remember all that mish-mash about who owns a story? Evidently everybody does!
We live in a looped, remixed, reality-altered world, don't we? Reality TV? Sure...ever notice how, even though a "character" on a reality show sounds like they are saying a sentence, the film is obviously cut and pasted together? (One of my best buddies has a little brother who edits video in Orlando--he calls this "frankenlooping")
Same thing as the book, right? Ms. Hegemann was only "rearranging" someone else's art...mixing it...repackaging. Kind of the long hand version of a literary allusion, right?
How about a collaboration with a musician dead for forty years? Same principle?
New Louis Armstrong, by Way of Preservation Hall (via NPR)
Great power + great responsibility (evidently) = sweet remixes
So how do you feel about Ms. Hegemann? The Louis Armstrong "collaboration"? Are they the same thing? Is ownership an outmoded concept, especially with regard to art? The younger generation seems to lean this way, IMHO.
If you'll excuse me, I'm going to toddle off and make a collage out of paintings from my encyclopedic copy of HW Janson's A History of Art. Do you think MoMA will be interested?