Re-mix

About

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.

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Teaching

22 Remixes

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Reading stuff

Theory of Remix

Theory of Re-mix: a reading list

After René Magritte. La Clef des songes (The Interpretation of Dreams). Brussels, 1935

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Theory of Remix

Sample (verb)

In its most basic definition, to sample means to copy or cut and paste.

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Theory of Remix

Re-edit

In music, a “re-edit is a new version made by cutting-up and splicing together chunks of the original song in a different order, usually using a tape recorder, a razor blade and some sticky tape.” (Brewster 1999, p192)

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2020: BBP Legacy Keepers

Found on Instagram account of blackpantherlegacy

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2020: Lovie Simone as Selah

Products of Research

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New Year’s Resolution—Remix

New Year's Resolution: Let's make it pop!

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2019: Michael Kiwanuka

1001 streams of blackness

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Remix: Malcolm X, pulling back curtains to peer out of a window

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2018: Power To The People Movie

A scene from the concept trailer 'Power to the People'. Found on YouTube.

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2018: Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland & Tim Weatherspoon as members of the Black Panther Party@ Halloween 2018

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2018: I am Queen Mary

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2017: Mahogany Jones

Revolution Tribute, 2017. Hip-hop artists Mahogany Jones, Che, ReddBone, Alexis Allon, Ellie Sandiego, Piper Carter and Lakia Nicole. Photo © Jenny Risher.

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s remix 2017: Jay Z’s The Story of OJ

Screenshot taken at [2'10''] from "The Story of OJ" by Jay-Z and Mark Romanek

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2016: Beyoncé

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Remix: populism

A remix of populism. Typesetting, colours & rhyme refer to original VVD posters

Blackbook

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Beyoncé

16 zwarte vrouwelijke cadetten van West Point poseren in traditioneel uniform met geheven vuist (© AP)

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‘I am a prince and the music is the king’ – On Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry talks vampires, magic mirrors and Bob Marley with Krishnan Guru Murthy...

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2015: Paris

Re-mix

Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix Remastered (2015) on Vimeo

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Remix: Kiss me I’m a blonde

Paolo Woods made a photo project about Haitians with second hand t-shirts they got after the hurricane.

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2013: Whip it good by Jeannette Ehlers

Promotional image for performance Whip it Good by Jeannette Ehlers

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2013: Jennifer Moon

Jennifer Moon, There Is Nothing Left but Freedom, detail of You Can Kill My Body, but You Can’t Kill My Soul, 2013

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2011: Freddie Gibbs

Encyclopedia of —isms

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Theory of Remix

Remix

‘[CMD]+[c]’:, ‘[CMD]+[v]’: Everything is a Remix @ Vimeo

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RIP: a remix manifesto

1. Culture always builds on the past
2. The past always tries to control the future
3. Our futures is becoming less free
4. To build free society you must limit the control of the past

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2008: Otabenga Jones

Grow Black Growth Activity page 14 2008, Otabenga Jones and Associates, Xerox booklet. Courtesy of the artist.

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2004: Sam Durant

Sam Durant - Proposal for Monument to Huey Newton at Alameda County Courthouse, Oakland, CA., 2004

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-mix 2003: Missy Elliott

Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2003: Big Boi

Albumcover of Big Boi's side of the album Speakerbox/ The Love Below by Outkast.

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 2000: Fear of a Black Marker by Keith Knight

Fear Of A Black Marker: Another K Chronicles Compendium (2000) by Keith Knight

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 1995: Marcus Chong

Mario van Peebles reconstructs 'Newton in Wicker chair' with Marcus Chong as Huey

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 1985: Sugarfoot

Sugarfoot. Photo © David Sanford

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 1979: Uncle Jam a.k.a. George Clinton

Uncle Jam Wants You, cover photo (by Diem M. Jones) and artwork (by Pedro Bell), 1979

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Huey's Re-Mix

Huey’s Re-Mix 1975: Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson

Huey's Re-Mix

The origins of the Peacock chair