<videovortex> remix remix - 24/7 DIY curation

Seth Keen 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  
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License."

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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