For our new project at St. Lucas University college of Art & Design we got the assignment to design the future. So we started to think about this… Read More
For our new project at St. Lucas University college of Art & Design we got the assignment to design the future. So we started to think about this concept. What will the future look like? Is there going to be any art at all? After a lot of research we decided for ourselves how art would evolve.
Our life and our society is more and more based on resampling. Musicians create new music with samples from recordings and take it to the next level. Architects are creating new buildings with samples of the building that was there before. Writers create new books by sampling texts from writers or quotes. Movies are made as parody about other existing movies. Anybody can remix everything and everything is a remix.
There Have been so many art movements and so many reactions in our art history. Contemporary art is exactly the same. People create new movements and other people create new movements or start a complete different one. If we go one like this, we will have thousands of movements and enough of reactions. Why create more movements if there have been so many artists that have done such beautiful things. Instead of making totally new things, maybe we should focus on making remixes of existing art works.
We decided we are going to combine and edit existing art to create new things. We selected some art movements that we liked the most of the 20th century. The movements that we have chosen are Hyperrealism, Bauhaus, Fluxus, Dadaism, Surrealism, Performance art, Minimal art, Cobra and Pop art. In each of these movements we selected our favorite artists and selected the artworks that we liked the most. We are going to remix these artworks and make something with it, but with existing content. We will do this by making some changes on different aspects such as technique of the existing work, the typography and the aspect of absurdity and the composition of the original work. These works are all published in this book ‘Resampling’: Resampling is the future of our art’
(in collaboration with Jolien Brands who did the lay outs) Read Less