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A.A.P.R.’s Ideal Model Homes for Living in the 21st Century

I finished 4 more collages in the series A.A.P.R.’s Ideal Model Homes for Living in the 21st Century in which I collage select paintings from the Associated Artists for Propaganda Research into images of fancy homes. I wrote about it here.

AAPRS Ideal Model Home for Living in the 21st Century (Brighter Future) By Brian Higbee, Future Living Projects and Associated Artists for Propaganda Research AAPRS Ideal Model Home for Living in the 21st Century (The Death of Lee) By Brian Higbee, Future Living Projects and Associated Artists for Propaganda Research AAPRS Ideal Model Home for Living in the 21st Century (The Hindenburg) By Brian Higbee, Future Living Projects and Associated Artists for Propaganda Research AAPRS Ideal Model Home for Living in the 21st Century (Wavy Davy) By Brian Higbee, Future Living Projects and Associated Artists for Propaganda Research

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A.A.P.R.’s Ideal Model Homes for Living in the 21st Century

I ‘m planning on making a series of collages that use the paintings from the Associated Artists for Propaganda Research within photographs from real estate magazines. The series is called A.A.P.R.’s Ideal Model Homes for Living in the 21st Century and will be used by both Future Living Projects and AAPR. I sometimes like to cross reference my projects and for this one I thought that it would be interesting to have Future Living Projects making artwork for the AAPR. SInce the AAPR will most likely never be shown in a fancy home like the ones shown in the real estate magazines, I thought that I could create my own “mock-up” installation showing how they would look. Here is the first one that I made. This one shows Corporate Freedom in the Age of Reason.

AAPRS Ideal Model Home for Living in the 21st Century (Corporate Wars) By Brian Higbee, Future Living Projects and Associated Artists for Propaganda Research

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Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living

Today I framed 10 collages titled Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living. I made them at the very end of 2011 and framed them with some cheap white frames that I found at IKEA. Not the best frames or the best mats (not archival) but I figured that it was better than nothing. The title is a little self mocking and the collages themselves were meant to mimic the look of radical architectural theorists of the 60’s and 70’s. Like Rem Koolhaas’ Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture, The Strip, Project, Aerial Perspective and SuperStudio’s Continuos Monument, I was interested in presenting a discourse on the relationship of the object/architecture to the political and social subject. I wasn’t particularly interested in depicting an overall unifying system of meaning but rather in showing an assortment of contexts between individuals and their surrounding landscapes. For some of the collages I used computer print outs of my own paintings as visual elements. The Invention Of The Isotropic Surface uses a part of Journey Into the Realm of Reason and All Things Future Living Projects uses From Safety ToWhere…? and At the Gates of Dawn. For all of the collages I first found black and white landscapes that I scanned, cropped and scaled to size. I then printed them on quality drawing paper. I had an assortment of cut out images from old magazines and a book on Ralph Lauren that I used as source material. I arranged these elements according to how I thought they best completed the overall composition; I tried to keep the amount of cutouts that I used to a minimum for each collage. The individual titles were all meant to reflect what the final collages represented and were all made using a list of vocabulary words that I had from some of John Miller‘s writings; I kept the list in order to better help remember their definitions. Here are the titles, in order, for the five works below.

Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living: Prologue- The Monument (Continual)
Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living: The Invention Of The Isotropic Surface
Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living: The Capital Is Yet To Be Seen
Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living: This Life Is No Longer Yours
Future Living Project’s Good Design Is Good Living: Epilogue- Our History Is Not Yet Written

Good Design is Good Living-Prologue-The Monument (Continual) by Brian Higbee and Future Living Projects Good Design Is Good Living-The Invention Of The Isotropic Surface by Brian Higbee and Future Living Projects

Good Design Is Good Living- The Capital Is Yet To Be Seen by Brian Higbee and Future Living ProjectsGood Design Is Good Living- This Life Is No Longer Yours by Brian Higbee and Future Living ProjectsGood Design Is Good Living- Epilogue- Our History Is Not Yet Written by Brian Higbee and Future Living Projects

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