Sunday, March 9, 2014

Exploring Rhizome.org

Today I spent an hour exploring Rhizome.org.  I read a couple articles, and went on a couple rabbit trails.  Here's one article and trail I found interesting:

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2014/feb/14/shia-laboeuf/

I'm not really a Shia LaBeouf fan, I'm pretty dis-interested in his career.  However, I was interested to know more about why and how he was involved in performance art, it seemed pretty random.

I was interested to know more about "the piece," so I searched google with "I'm not famous anymore Shia Labeouf."  This is what I found:
http://perezhilton.com/2014-02-12-shia-labeouf-imsorry-los-angeles-last-person-gave-us-the-i-am-not-famous-anymore-bag#sthash.gVVeoklo.dpbs

I learned the piece is actually titled #IAMSORRY.  I wasn't surprised to read that others felt his performance piece was shockingly similar to Marina Abromovic's "The Artist Is In," that was the first thing that popped into my head when I read about #IAMSORRY.

I, however, was surprised to read that he has been accused of plagiarism before, so I looked that up:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jordanzakarin/shia-labeouf-rip-off-daniel-clowes-howard-cantour

All-in-all it was a very interesting exploration.  I did not expect to post about Shia LaBeouf, but it was a fun adventure.

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