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Michael Robinson, Cory Arcangel, Natalie Bookchin, Christian Marclay

MASHup: New Video Art

What do you get when you combine a maudlin scene from Little House on the Prairie with the Thompson Twins’s 1980s pop hit Hold Me Now? A mashup. A mashup recombines elements of two or more pre-existing songs or videos, usually by two different artists. Of course, mashing-up artwork is nothing new. Dadaists, and later beat generation authors, introduced […]

Feb 9 - May 19, 2013

What do you get when you combine a maudlin scene from Little House on the Prairie with the Thompson Twins’s 1980s pop hit Hold Me Now?

mashup.

A mashup recombines elements of two or more pre-existing songs or videos, usually by two different artists. Of course, mashing-up artwork is nothing new. Dadaists, and later beat generation authors, introduced cutting up, i.e. combining non-related texts and rearranging them to create a new work. Today’s mash-ups mirror the ubiquity of popular culture, internet and memetics of the hive-mind. Artists Cory Arcangel, Natalie Bookchin, Christian Marclay and Michael Robinson’s artworks pay homage to mass media: film, music, television and YouTube videos.

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