post-postmodernism

February 22, 2010

If there was ever a doubt that 2010 will be the year of pervasive post-postmodernism, check out Rhianna’s new music video which bricolages her Jamaican dancehall roots with contemporary visual imagery to create a three and a half minute ode to postmodern aesthetics. Below, the visual equation for the new “Rude Boy” video (in order of reappropriated appearance):

rastafarian color scheme

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2008 runner-up dancehall queen Ula Fryc's EXACT OUTFIT

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Mr. T's necklace rig

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Roy Lichtenstein

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Andy Warhol's Elvis series

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Keith Haring's characters

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Rocky Horror lips

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Ebony Bones' cartoon couture

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Sissy from (crowning jewel of early 90s cinema) CB4

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Lots and lots of M.I.A. background imagery

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Fresh Prince font

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More Warhol pop-art coloring

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Barbarella-worthy bodysuit

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M.I.A. protege Rye Rye

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Where The Wild Things Are crown

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More Keith Hering

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