[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Mark Amerika – The Immobilité Remixes

Artist Statement

Remix your life or else someone else will remix it for you. Film stills from a feature-length mobile phone film.

  • Mark Amerika is internationally renown as a “remix artist” who not only reconfigures existing cultural content into new forms of art, but also mashes up the mainstream media forms and genres that most commercial artists work in. His body of remix artworks includes published cult novels, pioneering works of Internet art, museum installations, large scale video projections in public spaces, live VJ performance, and a series of feature-length “films” shot with different image capturing devices in various locations. Amerika’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Walker Art Center, the American Museum of the Moving Image and ACA Media Arts Plaza in Tokyo. In 2009–2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, hosted Amerika’s retrospective exhibition UNREALTIME. He is the author of many books including his collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007) and his new hybrid publication project, remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). Amerika is a Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Principal Research Fellow at La Trobe University, US.

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