Sunday, January 22, 2012

Brief assignment: RIP! Response

For Tuesday's class, as a way of bouncing off the documentary we saw, "Rip! A Remix Manifesto," please bring to class an example of a work of art that you like (music, visual art, writing, whatever), and also bring a work that somehow inspired or influenced that work. This is just to build on the idea put forth in "Rip!" that art builds on previous art – that culture builds on the past.

One example I'll show in class is J Dilla's "Lightworks":

J Dilla - Lightworks from James Works on Vimeo.

Which lifts heavily from a Raymond Scott tune:

With a bonus look at Chris Ware's "Lint":

Which is a response to James Joyce's "Prtrait of the Artist as a Young Man," which begins:

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo… His father told him that story: his father looked at him through a glass: he had a hairy face. He was baby tuckoo. The moocow came down the road where Betty Byrne lived: she sold lemon platt.

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