A Girl and two lightbulbs
By ヨND丨匚Ήヨ ν记.己λϯ
I could write a book about ヨれの丨匚廾ヨ 's memes, and I could write a whole chapter about this one. Some people meme to laugh, some people meme to cry. Some people meme to cry away their laughs. ヨれの丨匚廾ヨ consistently strikes new ground with each piece and leaves the viewer wondering whether they should laugh, cry, or both. What starts of as another step in a hypnotic structural jog of doomscrolling memes is actually a jog out of the hypnosis. Many OC meme creators are making high art and low art on a daily basis and challenging the meme norms, but these minor steps are relative to each other. Even John Coltrane's Giant Steps is a structuralist masterpiece existing within the relative modal frameworks of chord progression. ヨれの丨匚廾ヨ 's work is consistently post-structuralist. It's defining the work of memes in relation to questions and technical modes of expression that we haven't asked yet. Every moment of it is breathtaking. There are boring people who say that there is nothing new, we have reached the end of history, everything is repetition. This proves that wrong. ヨれの丨匚廾ヨ used a flip phone to create this pixelated low-light image. It's your brain that is making the image smoother and looking like a person. You actually have to stare at it longer to make out the forms of the blocks and the compression artifacts. None of the pixels actually look anything like they do in real life, yet there is an image in your brain of a woman and parking meters and a car. Because of the convention of memes you are searching for meaning, and not just any meaning, you are looking for humor. During that time, your brain has filled in the details of the scene and made it more real. ヨれの丨匚廾ヨ often asks difficult questions of the viewer, but as our friend Marshall McLuhan says, the medium is the message. By switching to a low fidelity camera and text and asking the viewer to parse a message without a quick, humorous answer, their brain then contextualizes a distorted image, giving it life and depth. I feel like ヨれの丨匚廾ヨ has pulled some sort of magic trick. It is certainly high art.
(This is not a reference to Two Girls, One Cup.)