BARBARA KRUGER MEETS INSTAGRAM FINAL

By Jannel Varona

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Barbara Kruger used this image above to comment on ideological assumptions about Western science. I placed my project within a critical context of our class by using Kruger’s ideas and techniques to comment on advertisements that objectify women. For my final project, I made an Instagram! I used found art typography to dictate the meaning of the image and provoke the viewer to look at the image differently, just like Kruger did.

My original plan was to physically cut out images from magazines and find typography to match the image. In my midterm presentation, I realized that that’s almost impossible to do. As a revision, I decided to snap whatever great typography I see then find ads online that objectify women and cut out the image using an app called Stackr and attach it to the typography. Stackr allows me to erase the background of the image and manipulate it into another image.

The idea of creating an Instagram was inspired by another Instagram I followed called @kalen_hollomon. I think the concept of re-creating an image or an advertisement is both clever and entertaining.

These are some of the art typography that I took on my way to school, work or my internship….

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Here are some of the final products after using Stackr…

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PLEASE FOLLOW @CUTOUTPHOTOGRAPHY & HASHTAG #CUTOUTPHOTOGRAPHY! Support the movement. Let’s stop objectifying women!

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Bibliography:

1) “Viewers Make Meaning.” Viewers Make Meaning: 55.

2.) http://instagram.com/kalen_hollomon

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