Remix

from German Nerdcore:

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Shepard Fairey’s response (via the LA Times):

“I originally supported Obama vigorously because his proclaimed policy positions aligned with my beliefs. I have never been an unconditional Obama supporter or cheerleader, so I’m pleased to see people subvert my Obama images as a way to critique him and demonstrate the wide gap between some of his promises and actions. Subversion of well known symbols and images for social commentary has long been a technique in my repertoire, so I’m glad to see it in the work of others. I have even subverted my own Obama image in support of Occupy. There are no sacred cows, and I agree that Obama needs to be called out on an NSA program that over-reaches to the extreme and shouldn’t be secret. We live in a remix culture and remix is a valuable form of communication when the re-configuration makes a strong statement.

 

2 thoughts on “Remix

  1. Ana Doria-Quesada

    I really love this. As an artist and an Anarchist, using other’s art to create other art is part of my way too. The fact that Fairey is willing to revise his own opinion and his own art to keep the conversation going s inspiring. Thanks for posting this.

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