This Unruly: a repository of video cut-ups

The illustration video remix subcategory describes clips, which use appropriated footage as a visual accompaniment to a primarily audio (or text) message.

Music videos are the most obvious example here where the music track takes centre stage, supported by imagery that illustrates or that fulfils a metaphorical function in terms of interpreting and translating ideas, which are present in the music.

Creator: Jake Painter [Captain SKA]. (2018). Captain SKA - The Windrush - Feat. Rubi Dan.

Creator: Anonymous [Prophets Of Rage]. (2018). Metal Shrapnel Moshtape Vol 2 by DJ LORD.

Creator: Anonymous [Zizanie Productions]. (2018). Stormy Daniels Weather.

Creator: Anonymous [Master Brew]. (2017). The British Lion.

This cut-up represents an effort to do what sociologist Basil Bernstein understands as 'retrospective identities', where the author - Master Brew - draws on nostalgia about Britain's past as a way of coping with contemporary challenges (which presumably they feel threatened by). Scarily, it's clear from reading some of the comments on YouTube that they are not alone in this. As for the disclaimer that the clip is a 'work of art and has no political connotations whatsoever' - yeah, sure (you'd have to be pretty simple to believe that).
According to Basil Bernstein: retrospective "identities use as resources narratives of the past which provide exemplars, criteria, belonging and . ... This provides for an unambiguous, stable, intellectually impervious, collective identity. This consumes the self in all its manifestations and gives it a site outside of current and future instabilities, beyond current ambiguities of judgement, relation and conduct" (2000, p.74).
Bernstein, Basil. (2000). 'Pedagogy Symbolic Control and Identity, Theory Research Critique'. Oxford, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. [] (Perkins. S, 2018)

Creator: Anonymous [Operatico Politico]. (2017). Real Fake News - Opera vs. Brexit (Puccini Edition).

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