What’s another word for “collage”?
Ok, so, I’m not exactly sure who Gabi Trinkaus is. That’s why if you try to click on her name, nothing happens. All I know is that she is a young Austrian artist who calls the above piece a “reconstruction” (there go my Dr. Evil fingers again). I call it a collage, and I did tons of them in the fifth grade.
Every time we had to make a collage (it was always for French class, don’t ask me why), kids would have to find tons of magazines and coloured things to tear into little bits. My mom owns a travel agency, so all I had to do was ask her to bring a bunch of travel brochures home. MUHAHAHAHAHAH!! That’s why my collages all ended up comprised of bits of Carribbean blue- and palm tree green-coloured paper.
That’s all I have to say about that. If you’re intrigued by the art, all the better, go check her out. I mean, her work is by no means badly done. I’m just not quite sure how different this is, you know? All the sites that feature her work (but no biography, of course) are like, “WOW, RECONSTRUCTION!!” People get all excited when someone invents a new name for the same shit we see every day. Like, what’s so cool about this? Because she “combines it with graphic design”? What does that even mean? She scans pages of magazines and then digitally rips them and combines them? GOD I need to rename something just to make it sound cool. Next time I have to clean my room, I’ll tell my sister that she’s been chosen for a funky new project…Re-evaluating the positon of the clothes all over my bed. It’s not cleaning, it’s a re-evaluation. It involves many more brain cells and guarantees a greater sense of accomplishment in the end. I think it’ll work.