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March 17, 2008

5050

Or you can watch the Quicktime file on Oliver Laric’s site here.

GOD I WISH I THOUGHT OF MAKING THIS VIDEO. AWESOME.

Montage: Unmonumental Online – Curated by Lauren Cornell and Marisa Olson at Rhizome I found this piece of work in the exhibition website.

Here is the project description for smart people:
The Web-based video 50 50 compiles fifty amateur performances of songs by rap icon 50 Cent into seamless, uninterrupted tracks. Like a collaborative karaoake performance between culturally and geographically disparate singers, the segments-all taken from YouTube-each feature a young person rapping 50 Cent lyrics over the original song. The power of 50 50 pivots on its most basic assumption: the Web is saturated with 50 Cent performances and, on a broader level, youth are saturated with the desire to embody the values 50 Cent represents. These values are laid plain in his album title, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, but the crucial aspiration not explicitly mentioned is fame: to be a celebrity, to be in front of the camera, to be watched, a widespread aspiration Laric throws into sharp relief.

I was already disappointed that Without A Trace was on not in TV tonight as I had been imagining all day. Then to find this incredible video… Hmmm… I am just annoyed cause I have accomplished ALL my projects for the time being.

I NEED A NEW PROJECT.

xx Lektrogirl

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