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Home Movies, Youtube, and Mashup
“Of course, the piece pokes fun, too. It points out the absurdity of the cultural impulse to repeatedly record the same image, the hubris of believing that any individual in this globalized world is truly unique. The ego is lost in this montage – but there remains, in tension with this loss, a celebration of the collective experience, of participating in this travel/record/upload ritual with hundreds of others. It is the mnemonic aesthetic – the differences among “sameness” – that provides this critique.” – Jennifer Proctor

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