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FREEDON (four variations) - Display Distribute for Shanzhai Lyric

FREEDON (four variations) - Display Distribute for Shanzhai Lyric

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Special edition posters printed on the occasion of Shanzhai Lyric mini-publication FREEDON (and on and on), 2018, debuting new experiments in translation. Each poster (four variations) features a different attempt to (mis)translate FREEDON, a found shanzhai lyric offering an astute reflection on the current moment, through joyous distortion that taunts the hollowness of its original.
The Shanzhai Lyric is a body of research focusing on radical logistics and linguistics through the prism of technological aberration and nonofficial cultures. This inquiry into the glossolalic and supra-sensical text that often appears on counterfeit (shanzhai) clothing looks at how the distorted rhetoric of fashion and branding uses mimicry, hybridity, and permutation to revel in and reveal the artifice of global hierarchies. Real and ideal collapse in a lateral logic that generates new forms of agency among unlikely collaborators. Speaking at the seams of production, this work contributes to a post-colonial discourse surrounding the strategic use of language as a mode of resistance. How might new fabrics of relation be woven from the detritus of consumerism?


FREEDON (four variations) 
Special edition poster
Edition of 20 copies

Display Distribute, 2018
300 x 420 mm 

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