The next few entries will be inspired by the following excerpt from Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus:
"We might laugh, but there was no amusement in the virtuous roar that went up from a stunned world at this execution of a cut-and-dried plan of campaign, knowledge of which had long been public property. However, I saw that our host liked this line much better and was glad of the chance to laugh, so I willingly joined in, not without recalling what Plato had said of comedy and tragedy: how they grow on the same tree and a change of lighting suffices to make one into the other" (Chapter 30, 295)
I am going to try to change the lighting for some works of art to see what happens. "What happens" means "assessment or analysis," and I know that my assessment will differ from other people's.
1. Change of "Lighting" on a photograph from shade-busting to shade-enhancing.
2. Transposition from a major key to a minor key.
3. Diction Switch up from positive connotations of a word to a negative connotation.
4. Translucent sculpture into an opaque sculpture.
5. Recoloration of a film snippet from high key to low key.
6. Recasting of a short play so good guys are bad guys (but with the same dialogue)
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