image aggregation sites,
rechristened with titles derived from metadata.
strange compression of time and context,
processing through a reverse image lookup site,
visually compelling and inoffensive enough that it appeals to an extremely broad scope of audiences.
the politics of image distribution
radical intentions are expunged in favor of surface level aesthetics?
These tools make it easier than ever to amass a library of visual references.
marketability of mimetic imagery.
“present disparate images as a way of portraying the idiosyncrasies of our culture, against those who narcissistically and merely attempt to communicate one’s keen eye for style and trends.”
catalyst for image deradicalization and inherently falls into the latter category.
cursory visual consumption that prioritizes aesthetic merit over context.
sourcing images that convey a trend-adherent look
distort this pattern,
to institute images into circulation as The Jogging did and coyly manipulate trend cycles.
If cycles of image transmission are inevitable, maybe the best way to counter them is to play into decontextualization and imitation.
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