Helena Jaramillo, Product Designer
Design work from Helena Jaramillo

The Ruse

Book jacket design for Tomas Cizek's The Ruse

 

Overview

Remix:Purchase is a collaborative project including 27 artists from Purchase College in 2014. The goal of the project was to inspire remix culture in mediums where remixing is not as commmon or accepted. Artists included musicians, writers, and visual artists. 

The collaboration worked by having an artist provide an existing work of theirs, and having another artist remix it. In the end, each artist got to experience remixing another artists work and having their own work remixed (within their own medium).

Problem

While some mediums are more open to remixing and appropriation, such as music, other mediums still see it as something that should be looked down upon (visual arts, and writing). Even within music, for example, it might feel strange to remix your friends work or someone who you know more closely - thereby showing that there still is some stigma to remixing . How can you overcome this stigma in a small community such as a college campus?