Michalis Pichler: Statements on Appropriation, 2015

1.if a book paraphrases one explicit historical or contem- porary predecessor in title, style and/or content, this technique is what I would call a “greatest hit”.

Maybe the belief that an appropriation is always a conscious strategic decision made by an author is just as naive as believing in an “original” author in the first place.

3.It appears to me, that the signature of the author, be it an artist, cineast or poet, seems to be the beginning of the system of lies, that all poets, all artists try to es- tablish, to defend themselves, I do not know exactly against what.