“Hi! I’m Alison. I do rebellious
magazine collages. They’re rebellious
because when I cut up a magazine
I’m not only cutting up pop culture,
I’m cutting up the invisible world.
You know, the political and social
alchemy stuff. All the subliminal
embeds in the photography and text.
And I’m not just cutting up all this stuff.
Oh, do you get the cutting up business?
Anyway, I also reshape content.
For my own purpose. I’m making my own
messages. My own invisible world.
I glue down my worlds, damn it, and frame them.
That’s what real rebellion is all about.
The Pilgrims didn’t just exit England.
They built America. Or, well, you know,
they moved around some pieces, glued down stuff
for their own purpose. In both of the worlds—
the visible and the invisible.
Just because something is invisible,
just because I can’t identify it,
doesn’t mean I can’t play with it. Photos,
text columns, pop culture. Hell, cut it up!
Reshape and rearrange it. Glue it down.
Frame it. Yes! Magazine collages rule
in the monolectic New World Order!”