Do look now : re-imagining and re-purposing audiovisual creative practice

Yeates, Helen L. (2013) Do look now : re-imagining and re-purposing audiovisual creative practice. Ejournalist : a refereed media journal, 13(1), pp. 69-84.

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Abstract

The appropriation and elaborate re-working of mediated images and sound stand in a fluid relationship with established notions such as creativity, originality and artistic freedom. The evocative, recontextualised montage works of the eminent video artists Christian Marclay (The Clock) and Tracey Moffatt (Other; Love) may be viewed critically in the light of several theorists’ work, such as Walter Benjamin’s ideas on the crisis of reproduction and reactivation. The ironic pastiche, Do Look Now, a recent video installation work, is presented here as a similar dialogical intervention, representing a subversive deconstruction and critique of filmic codes and conventions, as well as being a new work crafted out of old film clips. (The films quoted in the work are listed here in an Appendix). These practical provocations are framed within a renewed, ‘queering’ investigation of creative works. Such an exploration is, arguably, both illuminating and liberating for particular practitioners and researchers engaged with the unpredictable intersections of creative meaning-making in a heavily legalised, mediated and digitised world.

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ID Code: 67365
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Developments in the media and communication areas are moving at such a pace that academics need a journal which allows them to publish academic work relevant to current practices before those practices become outdated or at least old news. While media studies generally are well-catered for by academic journals, growth areas such as journalism, public relations, media production and digital media need a forum, and the environment, where academics can engage in the discussion and debate relevant to their emerging disciplines.

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Keywords: pastiche, video montage, audio-visual copyright, queering creative practice, Christian Marclay, Tracey Moffatt
ISSN: 1444-741X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified (190299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2014 23:05
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2014 21:57

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