Cubomania is a surrealist method of making collages in which a picture or image is cut into squares and the squares are then reassembled without regard for the image, automatically "or at random," or a collage made using this method, a "rearrangement... suffic[ing] to create an entirely new work." It has been described as a "statistical method". Robert Hirsch has seemed to imply that this process can be done with digital photography.
Although seemingly a contradiction in terms, at least one cubomania has been made with triangular shapes.
Cubomania is done by cutting up an image into squares or rectangles (normally the same size) and reassembling randomly, the outcome is a new image with little resemblance to the starting image.
Penelope Rosemont and Joseph Jablonski have suggested that cubomania, with other surrealist methods, can "subvert the enslaving 'message' of advertising and to free images from repressive contexts."
Using cubomania as a method for arranging soundscapes has been suggested.
This definition of cubomania is to be distinguished from the use of the word to mean "love of cubes" (or, perhaps, Rubik's Cube), or the joke about the possibility of its relating to compulsive dice playing in Shomit Dutta's translation of Aristophanes' The Wasps, and other related uses.
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