Robert Kloss and the Remix Project
So, hopefully many of you have been following the really, really neat Writer-in-Residence stuff that Necessary Fiction has been allowing to happen over their site.
This month, Robert Kloss is going to be remixing stories from other writers, and having them remix his own as well. For the first half of December, check out Necessary Fiction every day for a new remixed story from this very cool project. As Robert describes it:
It follows logically, then, that the idea of a remix also directly relates to the old conflict of authorship, although I’m not certain if a remix emphasizes or diminishes the author in favor of the text. I do know that I attempted to reshape every work I remixed into my “style” and I often worked hard to misunderstand the intentions or the meaning of the story I was remixing. In a way, I suppose, I wanted to be inspired by the wrong things.
I love that. Reverence to text is overrated. I can’t wait for Robert to be inspired by all the wrong things about all these stories in the coming weeks. He’s got a dark, twisted mind, so be prepared. Put the kiddies to bed first and then check out the stories to come, starting tomorrow.