This Unruly: a repository of video cut-ups

The cut-up video remix subcategory describes clips, which have generally been produced as a critique of particular political or social circumstances and whose form tends to be more experimental in nature.

Works within this category often use stock/archival footage, especially clips which are very earnest (and according to modern sensibilities, appears naive and unconvincing solemn).

Reorderer: 'Razvan Radu' circa: 2017

This clip intercuts news footage from the 2017 political protests in Bucureşti with Rage Against the Machine's 1991 song "Killing In the Name". In doing so the protester's exclamation: "sa va fie ruşine" ("shame on you") has been made to coincide with RATM's statement: "fuck you, I won't do what you tell me". So that through its appropriation in this way sentiment, which is contained within the alternative rock classic appears to support that presented in this contemporary Romanian political protest. (Perkins. S, 2017)

Reorderer: 'Augart Media' (Artur Augustynowicz) circa: 2010

Reorderer: 'Videohead Boy' circa: 2008

Reorderer: 'TV Sheriff & The Trailbuddies' circa: 2007

Reorderer: (Javier Morales and John Michael Boling) circa: 2006

Reorderer: 'Paul Harvey Oswald' circa: 2000

Reorderer: (Martin Arnold) circa: 1998

In Martin Arnold's "Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy" (1998) the naïvity of a mother and son's relationship played by Fay Holden and Mickey Rooney in the 1940 film "Strike Up The Band" is transformed through backwards-and-forwards frame shuttling so that their interactions become overtly sexualised and Oedipal. (Perkins. S, 2017)

Reorderer: (Jean-Luc Godard) circa: 1988

Reorderer: (Raphael Montañez Ortiz) circa: 1985

Reorderer: (Peter Tscherkassky) circa: 1985

Reorderer: (Dana Birnbaum) circa: 1978

Reorderer: (William S. Burroughs) circa: 1966

Reorderer: (Kenneth Anger) circa: 1965

In this sequence from 'Scorpio Rising' Kenneth Anger irreverently juxtaposes shots of actor Nelson Leigh playing Jesus from the Christian TV series 'The Living Bible' (1952) with Anger's gay-biker protagonist of his 1965 film. (Perkins. S, 2017)