week 8 uncreativity
Victor Burgin Possession 1976, poster 109.2 x 83.8 cm
Victor Burgin: “Life Demands a Little Give and Take” (1974)
Victor Burgin: Marlboro
There are quite a number of other pairings in these series from 1976-78 that set off text against image in ways that are comic or oblique in the sense that there must be some third term or context not accessible to the viewer that links image and text. When the relation becomes undecidable, we have left appropriation and entered the region of the unstable.