A recent Appropriation gone wrong…
this is a article about a painter who’s been appropriating photographs taken by photographer and using them to make paintings of her own. recently, she was sued by said photographer and actually lost…originally; she is currently in the process of an appeal to overturn the decision.
Personally, i think this is a great example of how unnoticed appropriations go and with such running lengths of time; in this case, both individuals had made successful careers for themselves, and were totally independent of each other in their own respects until one saw (potential) harm in the other appropriating his works.
a point made in the article which i firmly agree with: “At the end of the day, however much you appropriate — whatever you’re commenting on — before you can have a copyright violation you have to show damages. You have to show that the person from whom you borrowed has been economically injured.” its stands to reason on the grounds that as long as one loses nothing from their works being employed in another’s work, then no case can be made.
Hopefully they win the appeal..
Parkour as a form of appropriation art
Of the top; it’s a rundown of parkour’s definition, meaning, and some videos demonstrating basic techniques and advanced techniques. It focuses on mainly exposing it to the layman and introduce it in a way that doesn’t overpower or overwhelm them and instead shows them its simplistic and ease at its base level and as an artform.
I personally think parkour, as a practitioner(Tracuer), is a legitimate art form according to the nature of other physical arts such as yoga or karate. An art is something one put themselves into and creates based on their influences and experiences and i see this even more so as an appropriated art. I was taught by a close friend the ropes and such of how to do most of the basic fundamental moves for it, using his methods as a base, and from then on, it was like speed painting; whatever came to mind at the time, do it as if it were natural while trying to maintain your control.
I have long since developed my own style of parkour, and my colleagues have their own, which marks them differ from every other, even though we’ve learned from each other, we’ve appropriated what we see each other do and use it in our own way, one that only natural to us. the freerunners appropriate tricks and flips as the tracuers appropriate vaults and conditioning methods.
Its a well appropriated sport at its core.
Majoratively about appropriation (the definition, it’s use both in its beginning and current time, and a method of doing so). it reviews the movements and artists who exemplify its use to a momentous point in which became iconoclastic and unforgettable.
I can really see the implications and can quickly connect to all the examples. while reading it it really gets your head cranking out ideas and possibilities due to all the logos and numerous methods of getting information at us and to us if not by our own will then in relation to something we are looking up or watching.
being an artist its almost a easy task, yet with thinking about it it becomes harder to actually make an effective art piece that is easily conveyed in idea and effectiveness.