hannah höch of the berlin dada movement was known for her cutting photomontages. however, a lesser known work in her oeuvre is her sammelalbum... a diverse scrapbook of appropriated images she collected for her own pleasure & use. these jarring photo collages are arranged in contradictory sequences and the order and layout of the book possesses a filmic quality. this book, as well as the ritual and tradition of zines in diy culture, were major influences of secret password.
a list about secret password i:
† alternative cartographies, cultural and political
† the visual language of 90s television and color, changing channels, noise music, radio waves, and nam june paik's global groove
† the return of photomontage
† technology, secrets, sex, the occult. memory scapes, herspace
† ballard-ian style depersonalization and the exigencies/failures of metaphor
† antiquated softcore pornography, the pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort, bedrooms and bathrooms, the way the future was perceived in the 1970s