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The Passenger or the search for identity (FW31)

FOUND MATERIAL IN THE WORK OF JORDAN BASEMAN

KATHY KUBICKI
FOUND MATERIAL IN THE WORK OF JORDAN BASEMAN

Jordan Baseman’s interest in found material, visual and audio, stems from a fascination with documentary. This has always been his favourite type of filmmaking by others such as Michael Moore. Baseman’s curiosity takes him into a variety of diverse territory and fixes itself in his work that is various in its content, for instance from Michael Jackson impersonators to open heart surgery. Baseman’s interest in documentary has a voyeuristic quality that mimics that of Andy Warhol, and an interest in those who need an outlet to express their fantasies, or a need to confess, and a realisation that it is within human nature to salaciously enjoy the spectacle of psychological display of symptoms that reside deep in the subconscious that this type of art/filmmaking produces.