parody / theme
Parody takes up a thing but twists it just so, with a comic or mocking effect. But what is important to note about parody is that it is never just mocking of a thing, for it shares the very same space of that thing. Which is to say, the parody is intimately related to the parodied.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.