<videovortex> remix remix - 24/7 DIY curation
sethkeen at internode.on.net
Sat Jan 5 22:59:57 CET 2008
I also checked out the opening http://www.video24-7.org/ 24/7 DIY
Video Summit, video clip (that ironically has no poster/thumbnail/
preview image as it downloads when the web page is opened). The clip
a vox-pox of grabs from speakers and artists attending the event
provides an insight into what to expect. Following is links to some
of the organisations and people featured in the opening clip.
Interesting that remixing as an approach features in many of the
videos selected. In the publicity information provided in an http://
www.video24-7.org/press interview with the summit co-chair Mimo Ito
there is a focus on remixing:
"One of the most interesting aspects of online video sharing is the
fact that videos are created in an almost conversational mode, where
one video is a commentary on or a response to another video, and so
on. We see this kind of video and response sequence with popular
remix source footage..."
As part of selecting these works, curating as a practice is a feature
at the summit. Links provided in the introduction video:
Anne Bray (Executive Director) - http://www.freewaves.org/
freewaves.org an alternative exhibition platform
http://www-scf.usc.edu/~costanza/ Sacha Costanza Chock who is
involved with http://video.indymedia.org/
"The Goal and Idea of the Video Network is the distribution of High
Quality Videos (vhs/dvd quality) over the Internet. It is based on
the Open Publishing principle of Indymedia and will allow the
Publishing of Copyright Free Videos under the Creative Commons
http://www.hi-beam.net/mkr/es2/es2-bio.html Eric Saks who runs an
"alternative cinema" site called http://www.hi-beam.net/cgi-bin/
flicker.pl flicker He says his aim with his work is to subvert "pop
culture", mainstream approaches towards audiovisual media.
Jonathan McIntosh media artist, activist who is building a website
called http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/ rebellious pixels. These
could be described as politically orientated re-mixes of adverts and
Tim Park doki doki productions http://www.doki.ca/ Anime remixes that
use text to subvert the message.
http://laurashapiro.livejournal.com/ Laura Shapiro whose thing is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidding vidding. From wikipedia:
"Vidding is the practice of creating fan-made music videos (sometimes
called songvids or fanvids) that edit clips from favorite TV shows,
anime series, movies, or even official music videos, to another song.
It is a cross between narrative story-telling and visual poetry and
their content can range from a simple tribute to a favorite character
or delve into shipping/slash."
Paul Marino http://blog.machinima.org/ Thinking Machinima blog
sethkeen at internode.on.net
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