Folksonomy | Video Cut-Up is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:25:24 +1000 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:25:24 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 On the Passage of a few People through a Rather Brief Moment in Time The Situationist International 1956-1972 The Situationist International SI was an international organization of social revolutionaries the exclusive membership of which was made up of avant-garde artists intellectuals and political theorists active from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972 The intellectual foundations of the Situationist International were derived primarily from anti-authoritarian Marxism and the avant-garde art movements of the early 20th century particularly Dada and Surrealism Overall situationist theory represented an attempt to synthesize this diverse field of theoretical disciplines into a modern and comprehensive critique of mid-20th century advanced capitalism The situationists recognized that capitalism had changed since Marx s formative writings but maintained that his analysis of the capitalist mode of production remained fundamentally correct they rearticulated and expanded upon several classical Marxist concepts such as his theory of alienation In their expanded interpretation of Marxist theory the situationists asserted that the misery of social alienation and commodity fetishism were no longer limited to the fundamental components of capitalist society but had now in advanced capitalism spread themselves to every aspect of life and culture They resolutely rejected the idea that advanced capitalism s apparent successes mdash such as technological advancement increased income and increased leisure mdash could ever outweigh the social dysfunction and degradation of everyday life that it simultaneously inflicted Essential to situationist theory was the concept of the spectacle a unified critique of advanced capitalism of which a primary concern was the progressively increasing tendency towards the expression and mediation of social relations through objects The situationists believed that the shift from individual expression through directly lived experiences or the first-hand fulfillment of authentic desires to individual expression by proxy through the exchange or consumption of commodities or passive second-hand alienation inflicted significant and far-reaching damage to the quality of human life for both individuals and society Another important concept of situationist theory was the primary means of counteracting the spectacle the construction of situations moments of life deliberately constructed for the purpose of reawakening and pursuing authentic desires experiencing the feeling of life and adventure and the liberation of everyday life When the Situationist International was first formed it had a predominantly artistic focus emphasis was placed on concepts like unitary urbanism and psychogeography Gradually however that focus shifted more towards revolutionary and political theory The Situationist International reached the apex of its creative output and influence in 1967 and 1968 with the former marking the publication of the two most significant texts of the situationist movement The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord and The Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem The expressed writing and political theory of the two aforementioned texts along with other situationist publications proved greatly influential in shaping the ideas behind the May 1968 insurrections in France quotes phrases and slogans from situationist texts and publications were ubiquitous on posters and graffiti throughout France during the uprisings Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:25:24 +1000 ReorderTV a mixtape of playful critical and absurd video cut-ups ReorderTV is an online platform created by Simon Perkins designed as a curated collection of video cut-ups which challenge engage and entertain The collection showcases a variety of clips some distinctly playful others critical and some simply absurd The site doesn t have traditional menu to make user-selections instead clips simply begin playing full-screen in reverse-chronological order from the most recent to the much older While each clip has an associated permalink for sharing play-progress is maintained to enable users to restart watching where they left off Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:32:17 +1000 This Unruly a repository of video cut-ups clips and literature reviews This Unruly is an evolving web repository of theory and practice related to recombinatory video appropriation practices involving video re-purposing re-mixing collage and cut-up techniques The site includes examples of YouTube clips as well as a literature review of articles and academic papers which relate to the subject Content within the site has been organised using a provisional taxonomy that centres on formal aesthetic creative and experimental features In doing so this marks a departure from more conventional approaches which generally seek to locate works according to established art historical developments and stylistic conventions The site which was created by Simon Perkins is an extension to posts about the practice of video cut-ups that were initially made to the Folksonomy co in 2016 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:31:35 +1000 Silent-era avant-garde artist-filmmakers disrupting the new realities of mass media rather than replicating them Around the time Shub started her documentary experiments 20th century avant-garde artists likewise began using repurposed chunks of mass-produced ephemera Picasso and Braque threw bits of newspaper into paintings Max Ernst cut up Victorian illustrations to create proto-surrealist collages Walter Benjamin T S Eliot and James Joyce pushed the literary practice of quotation into the realm of pastiche Marcel Duchamp pioneered sculptural assemblage with his readymades and photomontage blossomed in the graphic works of John Heartfield Hannah H ouml ch and Alexander Rodchenko These works rearranged reality to suit their artists purposes but unlike the compilation films did not try to hide that manipulation Whether Cubist Dada or Constructivist these artists chose to disrupt the new realities of mass media rather than replicate them savoring the illogic of dreamlike disjunctions and precipitating new ways to see all-too-common images Ed Halter 10 July 2008 Moving Image Source Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:34:18 +1000 Jonathan McIntosh Building a Critical Culture with Remix Video Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:22:50 +1000 The Cut Ups 1966 by William S Burroughs The savage deconstruction of the relationship between image and reality Yes Hello Look at that picture Does it seem to be persisting Good Thank you Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:17:34 +1000 Examples of parody video remixes using omission Bush 2004 State of the Union Remix Obama State Of The Union remix OBAMA State of the Union Address 2014 - PARODY Palin s Breath Donald Trump s sniffling and heavy breathing David Cameron s Conservative Party Conference Speech 2012 Disrupted Nigel Farage and Independence day SPOOF Cassetteboy vs The News Cassetteboy vs The Bloody Apprentice Jeremy Corbyn s nuclear u-turn and David Cameron s approach to poverty Cassetteboy remix the news The Queen responds to Brexit BREAKING Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:04:54 +1000 Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers Charter Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:47:14 +1000 Examples of parody video remixes using lip-syncing singing The Nick Clegg Apology Song I m Sorry The Autotune Remix The Shawshank LibDemption Nick Clegg Resignation Reboot RAP BATTLE DAVID CAMERON VS NIGEL FARAGE PARODY SPOOF Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers Charter Cassetteboy vs Jeremy Hunt Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:21:40 +1000 Examples of parody tv ad remixes John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 - Donald Trump and Hillary Parody Version LOL The John Lewis Christmas Ad 2015 The Dark Side Version - Star Wars parody by The Poke John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 - Creepy Parody ManOnTheMoon The Girl On A Bike With A Singing Cat Advert Parody Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:22:38 +1000 Vidding is a fan-made music video genre using appropriated content Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:18:57 +1000 Examples of parody video trailer remixes The Shining Recut HD Reservoir Monkees Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:30:33 +1000 What is the Cut-Up Method The writer Ken Hollings examines how an artistic device called the cut-up has been employed by artists and satirists to create new meanings from pre-existing recorded words Today s digital age has allowed multi-media satirists like Cassetteboy to mock politicians and TV celebrities online by re-editing - or cutting up - their broadcast words But the roots of this technique go back to the early days of the avant-garde The intention has always been to amuse to surprise and to question The founder of the Dadaist movement the poet Tristan Tzara proposed in 1920 that a poem could be created simply by pulling random words cut from a newspaper out of a hat And it was this idea of the random juxtaposition of text of creating new meanings from pre-existing material that so appealed to the painter Brion Gysin in the late 1950s when he and his friend the American writer William S Burroughs began applying the technique not just to text but to other media too - including words recorded on tape Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:03:00 +1000 The Emergency Broadcast Network EBN works to harness the power of multimedia audio ndash visual technology into the most effective electronic behavior control system EBN s techniques involve a collection and analysis of massive amounts of randomly recorded audio and video television programming After a careful screening internal process the choicest bits are chosen for inclusion in compositions using internal digital sampling and video editing in their own production facility fUSION Anomaly 12 January 2003 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 16:33:35 +1000 Kutiman Thru You Too 2014 Thru You Too is a music album made out of unrelated YouTube videos mixed together No additional sounds were recorded and none of the players knew they are participating This is the follow up to my ThruYou project which was released in 2009 I would like to thank all the musicians who are part of this project and to all of you out there for sharing your knowledge and talent on the internet Ophir Kutiel 2014 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:56:21 +1000