Formally speaking, collage is a term that denotes cutting or tearing pre-printed images from multiple sources and rearranging them into a new field of composition with some sort of adhesion to fix the various pieces of newly assembled image together in a new image. This type of collage is often a marked reveal of the inherent issues with formal images and representation. It is a way to simultaneously address the often overlooked fact that printed images/photographs are not what they represent and how not so obviously flawed image representation is. But in order to get down to the real issues of representation we would be calling this a preface to a much larger and (hopefully) less interesting dissertation on representation with footnotes choking each page half, if not two thirds the way up in a threat to break down the fortress of information by its own references.
What to me is uniquely #collage in the #contemporarycollage of today’s #contemporary is a seriousness in the absurd content that redirected forms conveys when placed by the eye/hand of the one reauthoring the images. Most things that are considered #art in my vernacular have a peculiar way of making me laugh. Not from direct intention of humor, but in a sudden presentation of something that is weighted with #truthiness, which could be argued is the definition of humor. Successful comedians often say that the funniest moments are moments that approach the truth about something that is normally too taboo to approach or something that no one is willing to say that everyone is somehow thinking in such a way that makes them acceptable and comfortable, if at least in that moment. Essentially we get to the facts of things however uncomfortable or obfuscated they are more easily through humor because it is the opposite of threatening. Again I would have a rather large text if I went on about #truth and #facts, so I will just say that there is a definite difference between the truth and what is a fact. Truth is dependent on so many factors and each person has their own unique truth, but facts are universal and can be in direct opposition to truths, which is a societal dilemma that we have not approached to my knowledge and has been thrown for a complete loop in the current American governmental political administration head. I would not like to say that there is a war on facts, though there may be, because I seriously hope that this was all a nightmare that happened only by illegal collusive means which will be soon discovered by the current investigations into just that.
My collages are an attempt to gain a closer look at the facts beyond the truths and I hope they do exactly that or at least piss off a few brainless #trumptards.
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