Remixing the Plague of Images

Video Art from Latin America in a Transnational Context

Authored by: Erandy Vergara

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415716253
eBook ISBN: 9781315879994
Adobe ISBN: 9781134748747

10.4324/9781315879994.ch11

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Abstract

There has been a strong production of video art in Latin American countries in the last four decades, and an equally strong tradition of appropriation and remixing prerecorded materials, particularly images from popular culture. 1 Remix in video art encompasses reusing, recycling, referencing, and redirecting audiovisual materials toward orientations distinct from the original source. Since the raw materials of many video remixes include imagery that comes from advertising, cinema, magazines, and television, apart from formal experimentation, critiques to those systems of representation are common and bold. The aim of numerous artists is to reevaluate the elements constituting visual culture and to articulate resistance to hegemonic images and discourses in a transnational context.

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