Cultural HiJack

Cultural HiJack: I Saw This and Thought of You

This conference project was inspired by another student’s work I saw a couple of years ago at one of the end-of-semester exhibitions. Their project involved, from what I remember, a person wearing a mask and anonymously handing out white note…

Cultural HiJack: The Barbara Walters Center Hijack

The idea for my conference project this semester first evolved from the Barbara Walters Campus Center, which opened this fall. This was, the school claimed, a new hub for its students so that there is an indoor space where the…

Cultural Hijack: The Pedestal of Oppression

by Isiah Powell Taylor This project was most likely the hardest to complete for me personally. At first I think I was afraid of the stronger ideas I had concerning the project. However, as time went on I think I…

Cultural HiJack: Cloud Interludes

HOW IT ALL STARTED This project starts with me in late May of last year, surfing on Pinterest and seeing several photos of these DIY “cloud” lamps you could make for your house. I immediately thought, “Okay, these would be…

Cultural Hijack: Real Fake Atrium Cafe

Through brainstorming for a space for our Hijack, one of our first ideas was to reinvent the area formerly known as the Atrium Cafe, a Heimbold classic and much-missed coffee and snack source among faculty and students alike. Our next…

Cultural HiJack: a (hijack) survey on space repurposing

Claire Bronchick and Sarah Morse Our group survey dealt with the concept of having student spaces on campus.  We asked three main questions: How many times a day do you use screaming as an emotional outlet? Times a week? A…

Cultural HiJack HiJack: This Ad is ‘Gender Neutral’

For my cultural hijack, I did a google search using the term ‘gender fluid ads’. What appeared was not surprising, but still disappointing. I mostly saw mostly tall waif models in loose-fitting clothes who only vaguely resembled the wide array…

Cultural Hijack: Trump and Putin Kissing

The image I chose to hijack is the mural of Trump and Putin kissing, installed in Lithuania by artist Mindaugas Bonanu in 2016. It is intended to be a commentary on the two leaders egos and their willingness to work…

Cultural HiJack: Nike profits from your identity

The inspiration for this hijack came from seeing the use of LGBTQ+ specific advertising during Pride month for companies to attract a market of individuals who have been marginalized because of their gender and sexuality. Nike in particular, who has…

Cultural Hijack: JUMP THE TURNSTILE! :D

by: Isiah Powell Taylor When concerning stickers, I was unsure at first of the way stickers function within space. Artists such as Banksy are able to easily commandeer public space and instantly pull attention from the everyday cultural landscape. I…

Cultural HiJack: An Untitled Trash Project

    The Space HiJack Project was both frustrating and rewarding. I initially wasn’t sure what to do for my project. I presented the idea of using trash to my classmates. I received a lot of helpful feedback and suggestions,…

Cultural HiJack: Brasil Slogan HiJack

      I chose to HiJack the current slogan of Brazil’s Federal Government. The slogan, “Brazil: Order and Progress” was implemented by the illegitimate government of Michel Temer after the parliamentary coup of democratically elected president Dilma Rousseff. Its positivist…

Cultural HiJack: [Scholar’s Library]

On the same day, I read both the beginning of Beautiful Trouble by Andrew Boyd and a piece assigned by guest artist, Mandy Morrison. Beautiful Trouble is a guide for artists who want to work in socially, visually, and performatively…

Cultural HiJack: A Tour of the Building

Process: I wanted to criticize space and my class challenged me on how self-righteous it came across. In frustration, I realized that what I wanted to do was explore Heimbold through my emotions and my memories. It is a micro-situation…

Cultural HiJack: [The Cocoon]

For many, many weeks, the only question people would ask me was: “so, how’s the cocoon?” Admittedly, because of this, the cocoon felt successful before I had even installed it: people were talking about it, and that is the first…

Cultural HiJack: The OöfOöf

I created a fashion movement at Sarah Lawrence College. The OöfOöf. Ever heard of it? It’s the newest trend! Ideas and concepts explored in my project; manipulation, social movements, absurdity, social reach and pull, wanting to be apart of something…

Cultural HiJack: Bathroom(s)

This project began very sensitive; I wanted to discuss sexual assault and harassment on campus, which is quite personal to me. I came at the project initially from a point of anger, and conceptualized a piece where I would use…

Cultural HiJack: Space Hijack— Laundry

I began this piece thinking a lot about the idea of a home, or homeliness, and the ways in which Heimbold can be unhomely and unsettling. I began trying to take inspiration from images of the home as unsettling, taking…

Cultural HiJack: What makes the postmodern home so appealing?

My project began centered around this image: a pair of jeans, $425, covered in faux mud. The image was to me a representation of the ways in which more privileged social classes desire the aesthetics of the working class without…

Cultural HiJack: Steal This Space

https://stealthisspace.wordpress.com/  Economic Memes for Anti-Hegemonic Teens:  “Steal This Space” is a combination of reclaiming space on the internet from hegemonic corporations and spreading communicative content, or memes. In the spirit of Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book, “Steal this Space” is…