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that fabulous canned luncheon meat

TWWOBLCAKSTALLIONSWITHINSAANECOKCSRAMMIINGNAISTYBRUUNETT, ink on paper, 20” x 30”, 2008

TWWOBLCAKSTALLIONSWITHINSAANECOKCSRAMMIINGNAISTYBRUUNETT / ink on paper / 20” x 30” / 2008 / © Courtesy of Ned Snider / www.nedsnider.com

My friend Ned Snider has been working on a series of screen prints based on SPAM e-mails for a while and has just decided he has finished the cycle. As he says about this work

This most recent series of text-based work attempts to serve as a metaphor for the larger context in which spam email exists. This being the relentless and unbiased dissemination of information, which our society is now accustomed to receiving on a daily basis. Unbeknownst to us, much of this information is traveling all around in energy waves organized by our vast telecommunications systems, until they find their proper media terminus.

The visual interpretations within this series are intended to echo this phenomenon of information propagation. Each spam message used was taken verbatim from the original message that found it’s way into my inbox. [Read more...]

What I like about this work is how he has given form to this meat, materialized it out of the ether, sliced it up, transformed it, photographed it, and then dematerialized it back onto the web! See the whole series at nedsnider.com

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