When I was a kid, I was forced to read Christian Archie Comics. Now that I am less of a kid, I decided to rewrite them using quotes from my favourite works of critical theory. This week: “The Laugh of the Medusa” by Hélène Cixous!
Art critic Jeffrey Deitchcalled it “disjointed street poetry” and remembered that “Back in the late seventies, you couldn’t go anywhere interesting in Lower Manhattan without noticing that someone named SAMO had been there first.”
His collaborator Diaz noted: “The stuff you see on the subways now is inane. Scribbled. SAMO was like a refresher course because there’s some kind of statement being made. It’s not just ego graffiti.”