Read full document

Fight Club

By | April 2005
Page 1 of 3
Hey Dave

How about relating them to fight club by talking about
the underside to
consumerism e.g. there's consumption but then there's
waste. Here's some
suggestions:-

* Commodities - judge yourself on what you own not who
you are - the ikea
thing as the space he inhabits and his identity is
owned by the catalogue
* Waste - 1) the fat they steal from that medical
place
2) Tyler peeing in soup (can't remember
whether that's book or
film)

Therefore, with consumer culture there's this constant
cycle of consumption
and waste. An interesting idea, though i'm ot sure
that it's relevant is
that Tyler acts as a representative between
consumption and waste as he
reuses it (the peeing and fat to make soap!!!) Cool
huh?

Anyway here's the link to Warhol!!

Andy Warhol's work in fact turns centrally around
commodification with the
billboard images of Coca Cola or the Campbell's soup
can. However, unlike
earlier modernist artists whose work screams out
meaning and depth of
interpretation, Warhol's does not. Instead, Warhol
offers a deathly quality
to his art. The external coloured surface of his works
when stripped away
reveals the deathly black and white photographic
negative . In a nut shell
his work lacks depth as does the whole commodification
issue in postmodern
america underneath the glossy adverts and posters lies
a blank. What
something looks like is more important than what it
means.

Therefore, the link could be aesthetics over meaning.
The narrator in Fight
club confuses being with having due to advertisements
(Warhol) as the self
is founded on furniture and fashion. The commodity
fetish is played out
here and it is tyler that wants to remind the narrator
about their bodies
and themselves rather than what they own!

In conclusion (lol) Warhol can be used as an example
of commodification the
glossy images that imitate the product but have no
depth and are only about...
Hide

Rate this document

What do you think about the quality of this document?

Share this document

Let your classmates know about this document and more at Studymode.com