Intro: Adventures in Remix

Moving images are everywhere — streaming to our TV sets and filling up our social media feeds. From animated GIFs to ads to live-feed critter cams, these images shape our experience of contemporary life and inform our understanding about the historical past. This raises new questions about the ways filmmakers appropriate and remix preexisting images. Unlike the experimental works of ”found footage,” recent remix films
both exist within and respond to a postinternet world of mass-image circulation where “footage” is not something rare that needs to be unearthed but ever-present. This is a group of works that grapple with shifts in the spread of media since the internet and that represent new formal and technical strategies of appropriationand remix.

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