The Visual Culture of the Occupation: Month One and Counting

Final Thoughts

Tired Media Tent at OccupyLA by MikeyWally

Returning to Goya and the history of visual protest, it remains unclear whether we will see anything akin to a single work or single image that will take center stage. Further, it’s unclear whether a single institutional voice (as with ACT UP in the 1980s), or logo, or branding mechanism will surface. It’s also not clear that the movement needs such a singular vision. Perhaps the diffusiveness of the imagery is resonant with the movement itself. The movement and its accompanying visuals, in their varied and often personal forms, are a catalyst. They are putting the issues, but more importantly the emotions and the anger, into discourse.

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