Radical Remix

Manifestoon

Authored by: Jesse Drew

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.ch40

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Abstract

Viral clips of appropriated, reused, and recut commercial and governmental video and sound have by now become standard weapons of political discourse in our media-saturated societies. The content of these no-budget, amateur, and often legally dubious video clips range from mild sarcasm and mockery to cinematic salvos against multinational corporations or governments. With the growth of the Internet and relatively easy access to new digital tools, the speed and viral nature of remix video has propelled the form from a somewhat fringe-practice within the fine arts to a mass cultural phenomenon.

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