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: Anonymous [Internet Historian]. (2017). Greentext Short: OP is the world's greatest hacker.

Creator: Anonymous [robynhitchcockweb]. (2017). The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You.

Creator: Anonymous [Patriots for Trump]. (2016). The Patriotic Trump - Real American ULTIMATE TRIBUTE.

Despite the authors intentions, this clip functions more like a parody than anything which might be reasonably thought otherwise. This is due to its exaggerated and unsubtle use of patriotic symbolism i.e its over-coding, that draws on a combination of historical and mythological ideas, which are central to North American ideas of cultural identity.

Creator: Ava DuVernay (2016). 13th.

Creator: Franklin Goodbody (2016). Where does the meat come from?.

This is an example of détournement publicitaire (advertising hijack) - where the cut-up producer has repurposed an existing television commercial to communicate an alternative message to that originally intended.
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