YOUR LATEST VENTURE INVOLVES TEARING OUT THE FRONT PAGE OF THENEW YORK TIMES AND RECREATING A STORY USING ALL OF THE WORDS AND ADVERTISEMENTS LOCATED ON THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE PAGE. IT SEEMS TO PROVIDE A DARK-BUT-HUMOROUS TAKE ON OUR CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS. I think it just came out of the material. That particular front page had a dead man's face smeared across it. He was a member of Al-Qaeda who had been killed and confirmed dead. That may have been working on an unconscious level as I engaged with it. I think all of these newspaper collages have been sort of clownish in some ways with some kind of comedy, but then a balance of the creepy seriousness. That seems to be a mode that I really enjoy, those two things weighing against each other. But I didn't specifically try to push it in a dark direction; it just seems to be in the subconscious of the New York Times. I think, in a way, the news is dark.

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