For the first half of this week I have been experimenting with creating/appropriating visual collages from my "noticings" and the ideas behind them. Using found images and icons profiles on the internet, through a process appropriation/arrangement/re-contextualisation they now communicate these deep seated issues in the form of neatly packaged Instagram sized images; bringing them to the forefront of the viewers' minds. While Will Coles' bee plaques are installed on the street, these reminders re placed throughout the "streets" of the internet; social media. I am interested in using ironic and almost comical semiotic signs that have recognisable meanings to the individual. Are the truths sufficiently revealed through this method? While not explicit, do they have relevance in their own way?
Taking on some of your thoughts James, I then went on to experiment with more immediate and improvised appropriations. In a similar way to your wearing of words and images on your body in order to interact with them, I realise that I interact by rearranging, remixing and altering various materials to better suit my way of viewing things, if that makes sense? This process may, find new characteristics in, or completely re-contextualise the original material.
This led me to visually reflect on some of your words; along with words from Karen's collaboration with Ashok from block II; this is something I believe I am going to continue reflecting on for the remainder of block. "Instagrammable truths" to plaster around the streets of the internet.