New Media Art: Blackness for Sale

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    Keith Obadike 

    What happens when we use new media as a vehicle for communication? Even more interestingly, what happens when we co-opt new media formats, working against their original purposes, to make an artistic and/or political statement?

    Check out the following link to Mendi + Keith Obadike’s website, where they discuss their 2001 work, “Blackness for Sale.”  There Keith Obadike offered his blackness (his racial category) for sale on EbayEbay was not amused: the listing was taken down after a few days.

    http://obadike.tripod.com/ebay.html

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