This is a film I made for the release of my book Collage Culture. The concept belongs to Brian Roettinger who designed the book. Basically, one of the major points of the book is that because we have access to an endless onslaught of visual references through the internet, we have become lazy in creating things. The visual information available to us has made it much to easy to reference and copy instead of creating our own works. The sheer number of “curated” blogs is a perfect point. I like looking at those things, but too many people are mistaking them for something original. But they are only references!! So the idea behind the film is that we took excerpts from the book, about two thousand words of it, and ascribed a random Google image to each and every word. We even left in the “and’s” and “the’s”. Then I edited it so that each image runs for 1/10th of a second. We set the montage to excerpts from a collaboration we did for the book with the Los Angeles band No Age. They created an original score and we had people come in and read different parts of the book. We’ve released the recording on 12″ vinyl on PPM records.