In this blog we use the remix to define 1. a visual researchmethod that unravels or deconstructs existing images to understand the references, strategies & systems behind them… and 2. a designmethod that uses strategies to subvert systems by combining & re-editing existing images to produce something new.
This archive collects examples of visual remixes in order to explore what the remix means in 21c visual pop.culture. Beyond aesthetics, the act of remix is an act of rebellion that defies the ruling powers. We got to fight the powers that be.
Appropriation refers to the practice of artists using pre-existing objects or images in their art with little transformation of the original. It raises questions of originality, authenticity and authorship, and questions the definition of art itself.