Tampon in a Teacup

When I posted last week about Tobias Wong’s ccPhone, it made me think of the movie Ghost World. The scene I kept thinking of is when Enid is in her summer school art class, and oneof her fellow classmates brings in a project and presents it to the class. Her piece is a tampon, in a teacup, which the girl says is her, “response to the issue of a woman’s right to choose… it’s something I feel super-strongly about.”

Daniel Clowes, the writer of both the comic book and the movie, obviously understands the concept of bullshit. A tampon in a tea cup or an iPhone painted black, either way it’s not art, it’s a half-ass attempt at someone telling you you’re a visionary.


November 4, 2007