Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Zoe Strauss Guide to a Winning Paper

Hello, friends. I was recently informed that this blog is occasionally assigned as reading in the hallowed halls of the marble floored and potted palmed academy. Now I will be sure to include more rigorous intellectual writing for those looking to punctum up a good grade by doing a close reading of my online writing and imagery.

As a service to those writing a paper on this blog I have created an outline for a guaranteed A+. See below.


Studium This: The Online Work of Zoe Strauss

(Photo to base the paper on)

Santa Pecker Out
Zoe Strauss

(Use the phrases below to help construct your thesis statement)

Referencing, but moving beyond the post-post modern appropriation art of Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine, provocateur Strauss presents an image taken directly from an internet search for "Santa Pecker" as her own...

...addressing ownership of online imagery... dissemination of information... visual tropes... the lesbian gaze interpreting the construct of the "male" body...

(Include this quote)

"As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure, The photograph is a thin slice of space as well as time. In a world ruled by photographic images, all borders ... seem arbitrary"
-Susan Sontag (On Photography)



Anonymous said...

You Rock! Ignacio

ZS said...

Love you, Ig.