This is something we discuss frequently in class and it always leads to who cares? I made a ton of depression art while I worked at Staples, I’m not sure if that could ever fit into a fine art setting but I don’t really care. Honestly I think many things are hijacked by fine art that weren’t considered art at the time, examples include Warhol and Lichtenstein with comics, maybe Damien Hirst with taxidermy, so I could see it happening at some point, but at the same time, I don’t really respect any of those artists so if photocopying using xerography were to be somehow integrated into the fine art world, I probably wouldn’t like it just because I don’t really like art thats sole purpose is to question whether a different subject is art or deserves the status of art. Like what if we just considered comics or taxidermy as art by telling people about it and informing about the process instead of a rich person stealing someone’s images. That’s why I don’t really understand why people like Murakami so much, all he did was take westerner’s perception of what anime and Japanese pop culture was and put it in a fine art setting, that’s it. Also that’s not to diss other Superflat artist because I do like that movement as a whole. Anyway this is getting off topic. I loved doing xerographies not just because of the movement which was exciting and the unexpectedness, but just the different levels of distortion. I used a shiny metal chain for mine and the scanner created these multicolor waves that were sick. Also just when I did simple editing to some of the images like adjusting the contrast they totally changed in character, like the blurred parts became all friend and different colors, it was great.