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)

Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2020: BBP Legacy Keepers

Found on Instagram account of blackpantherlegacy

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2020: Jammie Holmes

Jammie Holmes in his studio in Dallas with works Box Fan Heroes (2019) and Mama Raised Me (2020). Photo by Emery Davis, courtesy of the Library Street Collective, Detroit.

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2020: Akwasi

Coverart of Sankofa by Akwasi. Found on Parool.nl

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2020: Ned ‘Peanut’ Brown

Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2020: Alfredo Gray

Found on Instagram @erykahbadu

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2020: Fan art

Found on Instagram. © @Acrylicpapi

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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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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2019: Michael Kiwanuka

1001 streams of blackness

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

Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2019: Action hero

Found on Instagram

On February 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (USA), an action figure of Huey in a rattan chair made by Dogman Toys, was posted on Instagram.

https://dogmantoys.bigcartel.com/product/huey-newton
https://www.instagram.com/dogmantoys/

Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2018: Power To The People Movie

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

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2018: Kelly Rowland

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

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2018: I am Queen Mary

Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 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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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 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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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2017: modeled warrior

Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2017: Studio Be

Channeling Huey Newton. Found on Instagram #hueynewton @them_bi

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 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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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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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2013: Whip it good by Jeannette Ehlers

Jeannette Ehlers' promotional image based on "Whip It Good" performance taken at the Royal Cast Collection (Photo: Casper Maare)

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 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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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 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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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2008: Otabenga Jones

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

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Timeline of Huey Remixed

Huey Remixed 2004: Sam Durant

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

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