Posts Tagged: collage

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #79: Kelcey Parker Ervick

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The woman whose face appears on the Czech five-hundred koruna doesn’t appear there without consequence. During the late 19th century, politically active Božena Němcová was an innovator of Czech literature. Twenty-first century writer Kelcey Parker Ervick continues Němcová’s legacy in her own fairy tale-like work: a biographical collage, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #70: Jean Conner

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Jean Conner was married to Bruce Conner from 1957 until his death in 2008. As a result, she tends to be overshadowed by her husband’s larger than life reputation as an artist, filmmaker, light show pioneer, and all-around conceptual provocateur. But Jean is a major artist in her own right, continuously pursuing her work as a painter and collagist, of which the recently reissued Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle affords only a tantalizing glimpse.

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The Copyright Saga Continues

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A new copyright lawsuit has been initiated against Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson for their single “Uptown Funk.” Collage, a funk band out of Minneapolis, alleges that the hit rips the instrumentals of their 1983 song “Young Girls”:

Upon information and belief, many of the main instrumental attributes and themes of “Uptown Funk” are deliberately and clearly copied from “Young Girls,” including, but not limited to, the distinct funky specifically noted and timed consistent guitar riffs present throughout the compositions, virtually if not identical bass notes and sequence, rhythm, structure, crescendo of horns and synthesizers rendering the compositions almost indistinguishable if played over each other and strikingly similar if played in consecutively.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Cristina García and Truong Tran

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How do you work with a material that you don’t have trust in? I had to step away from it and find another way of articulating and I had to do it without words. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Keith Newton

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What’s interesting, of course, is how modern life could easily be seen in the opposite way—as an ever-expanding domain of individuality and self-expression. ...more

Paper Trumpets #30: Feeling Disconnected From Nature

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[T]he finding, cutting, and pasting process constantly offers me new perspectives on how I see the world around me. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Jane Ciabattari and Grant Faulkner

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Jane Ciabattari, Vice President/Online of the National Book Critics Circle, and Grant Faulkner, NaNoWriMo director and 100 Word Story co-founder, talk flash fiction. ...more

Paper Trumpets #28: Mystery of the Triangles

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I'm not going to get brainy and talk about the mathematics of triangles; I simply like the visual energy in its slants, which, depending on its position in a collage, can suggest movement, growth, or escape. ...more

Paper Trumpets #26: Famous Myths of the Golden Age

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This is part of the mystery and sometimes frustration of doing collage—trying to remember where things came from. ...more

Paper Trumpets #15: Puffy Has Something

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The images and text on this collage are from an old Christmas book called Baby's First Christmas, a short picture book published in 1983. I took the story text (about 100 words) and re-arranged it into a sort of dada holiday poem. ...more

Paper Trumpets #11: Let’s Bounce

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I love it when there are sports images in collages, especially older photos. There's a reason why throwback uniforms are so popular. ...more

Paper Trumpets #3: Try Telling the Lady

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I almost ran this collage last week but thought it might’ve been early to spring nudity on you. Since this is the third installment of Paper Trumpets (our third date!), I decided that now is the time. I hope you still respect me in the morning. ...more