March 11, 2008
this VIDEO HAIKU was constructed by myself, incorporating appropriated images, sound, and text.
the subject of appropriation has come up in some of my previous blog postings. is appropriation ethical? is art supposed to be ethical? appropriation has a long and contentious history in art making and the art world. my VIDEO HAIKU speaks to identity and self discovery — but also, through my use of appropriation, brings into question how personal identity is constructed? it also raises concerns around originality and authenticity in the realms of art, the artist, and the individual.