Tag: 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…

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…

Cultural HiJack: “I Think I’m Okay”

I, like most people in the world, don’t really know what to do about the fact that everyone seems to be sad. Within my everyday social circles (taking into account…

Cultural HiJack: Body Positivity

For this assignment, I started by identifying two images that I felt were oppressive. The first one was a Gillette ad with the slogan “My Skin, My Way”. The second…

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…

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,…

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…

Cultural HiJack: BAN! — Conspiracy in the Age of “Free Speech”

Statement: A visual hijack is when an artist uses the visual strategies of an oppressive image, or target, to re-establish new ideas that are counter or detrimental to the system…

Cultural HiJack: What I Learned From my Failed Kekistan Hijack

For my hijack i attempted to subvert the 4chan meme, the Kekistan flag. The history of the meme can be found here (http://bit.ly/2xCg1Tg), but why I chose it as my…

Cultural HiJack: It’s A Match! – Hijacking the Romanticization of Ideologies

A meme was the best source to visually hijack for me. In Daniel Dennett’s Memes and the Exploitation of Imagination, he writes that “in a struggle for attention, the best…