“Detournement: Critical Cinema and the Internet” (The New Zealand Film Archive, curated by Dick Whyte, 2010)

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In November 2010 I curated a screening of my favourite experimental videos sourced from YouTube and Vimeo at The New Zealand Film Archive with the help of the wonderful Mark Williams.

“What do Miss Piggy, Britney Spears, Mussolini, Super Mario Bros., Charlie Rose, John Key, Ruth Richardson and Buster Keaton have in common? They are all the subjects of avant-garde films on YouTube. Film maker and academic Dick Whyte presents a screening of recent avant-garde films he has curated from YouTube. All of them re-purpose existing material into new works. Whyte says, “Technology has taken a long time to get to the point where video makers can sample with the same abandon as musicians and still image makers. YouTube heralds a new age in avant-garde cinema which is fully engaged with popular media.” The screening will be accompanied by short introductions to the films and their particular strategies, looking at the function of avant-garde moving-image at the beginning of the twenty-first century.” (Mark Williams, read more)

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The screening was broken into two halves. The first half contained some of my favorite glitch and datamoshing videos (click video stills to watch).

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Atonal70CCD Crash (2007)

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IllarterateTeleglitche (2008)

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Jan DybalaVRGB 3.0 [Sequence 3] (2009)

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MySilentDawnRUTHYRUTHRICHIERICNEOLIB (2010)

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Tasman RichardsonATARI 2600 Remix [excerpt] (2007)

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Cory Arcangel & Paper Rad – Super Mario Movie (2005)

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The second half contained some of my favorite videos reworking popular media imagery, from Mussolini to Miss Piggy (click video stills to watch).

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Andrew Filippone Jr.Charlie Rose by Samuel Beckett (2008)

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Mitteo PasinItaliani (2007)

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Peter RandDouble Rainbow / Donald Judd Mashup (2010)

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SalvinsaIN LOVE (2010)

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RebelliousPixelsSo You Think You Can Be President? [Debate Remix] (2008)

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Dick WhyteOf The Refrain: Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful (2010)

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Michael Bell-SmithR. Kelly’s ‘Trapped In The Closet’ Played Simultaneously (2006)

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WaambatFuck the Pain Away [Sung by Miss Piggy] (2008)

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  1. Tweets that mention ARTDICK » Archive » “Big Dick’s Best of YouTube” (The New Zealand Film Archive, 2010) -- Topsy.com

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andrew Filippone Jr., Dick Whyte. Dick Whyte said: Big Dick’s Best #VideoArt on YouTube: http://t.co/0Qtukze #youtube #netart #art A collection of my fav #experimental vids from YT. Enjoy! […]

  2. draw

    that was such an awesome film showcase. I hope you can do another one.

  3. Illarterate.co.uk » ‘Teleglitcher’ featured in Dick Whyte’s “Detournement: Critical Cinema and The Internet”

    […] has been featured in a special presentation at the New Zealand Film Archive. Kiwi visual artist Dick Whyte, with the help of Mark Williams, put together a screening of various experimental media, described […]

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