Mark Hancock reviews Remixthebook by artist, author Mark Amerika and co-curator and artist Rick Silva, consisting of over 25 contributing international artists, poets, and critical theorists, all of them interdisciplinary in their own practice-based research, who sample from remixthebook and manipulate the selected source material through their own artistic and theoretical filters.
"Amerika explores various precedents for the remixological concept and draws on some known practitioners from the past: amongst them, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. He explores existing ideas and welds them into his own armoury. Their ideas considered as part of his own creative practice, brought back to the 'now' with new life, in our contemporary networked culture." Hancock.
Furtherfield – online arts community, platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the intersections of art, technology and social change. http://www.furtherfield.org
Furtherfield Gallery – physical media arts Gallery (London).http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibitions