The Unknown Hipster

A visit to “Occupy Wall Street”

Posted in Contestation by unknownhipster on November 8, 2011

On a dark Sunday evening, I went down to Liberty Park to see the protesters. It had snowed the day before, and I wondered whether they were still there.

They were huddling in an assembly, and to debate, used their now iconic human microphone, which consists in the speaker processing short bits repeated by the crowd.

And I think

I THINK

This is

THIS IS

A useful invention

A USEFUL INVENTION

Which gives any sentence

WICH GIVES ANY SENTENCE

The tone

THE TONE

And shape

AND SHAPE

Of an Art form

AN ART FORM

Which turns

WHICH

Turns

TURNS

The ordinary

THE ORDINARY

Into the oddest

INTO THE ODDEST

And gives gravity

GIVES GRAVITY

And exceptionnal weight

AND EXCEPTIONNAL WEIGHT

To unnoticed words

UNNOTICED WORDS

And accidentally

ACCIDENTALLY

comical absurdity

COMICAL ABSURDITY

To excessive solemnity

EXCESSIVE SOLEMNITY

I thought the Dadaïst poets would have like it, or the early Situationnists, in particular the Lettrists.

Serious kids with long hair, angelic faces, listened to bums and fools.

Where art thou, Isidore Isou ?
















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  1. Arin Crumley said, on November 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

    nice drawings. keep up the good work!

  2. susan said, on November 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks so much for another brilliant taste of your observational genius. I want to draw like you when I grow up (but alas, I AM grown…)

  3. teamgloria said, on November 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    dearest talented one

    so happy to have found your home on the interweb. we remember you well from vintage H&G pages and were thrilled to find you in a copy of AD from Abroad the other day. such gorgeous, spiky, cool, hipster and languidly elegant work.

    we also visited the young people down at #occupy and these are our pictures.

    http://teamgloria.com/2011/10/02/easy-like-a-sunday-morning-walk-to-the-river-first-4-miles-since-surgery-newspapers-and-brunch/

    in admiration.

    hope your monday is full of sunshine.

    _team gloria xxx

  4. julie ansiau said, on November 18, 2011 at 11:43 am

    trop beaux vos dessins jean philippe
    vous êtes un poète, un poète aux cravates tricotées
    so chic
    xxx
    julie


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