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Borrowed word

Borrowed Word” is a series of poems written using text appropriated from a range of popular media sources (classified ads, girly magazines and tabloid newspaper headlines, Twitter/Facebook, Mills & Boons novels, Readers Digest, Time/Life encyclopedias, television ads, pop songs) deconstructed and reconstructed into linguistic cultural environments.

The series was inspired by the work of experimental writer and artist Kathy Acker, who was famous for challenging what constituted plagiarism in her appropriation and deconstruction of text and language.

The pieces started off fairly randomly and nonsensical, with no specific notion of context or message, but I was fascinated to watch them evolve and take on a shape containing very specific message.

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All artworks are self-funded and created on a shoestring budget