Piracy

2004 | 00:00:35 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Consumer culture, Found Footage

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Via Jonathan Pryce in elaborate costuming, Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) unwittingly sounded a clear and full-throated argument for the appropriation of so-called intellectual property, for the video remix/rework/quotation, practices and forms that would become ubiquitous on YouTube and its ilk a few short years later.

"Like Gaijin, these five videos were made very quickly. My goal was to make all five of them in the span of a workweek, one video a night. If I remember correctly, I succeeded with all but one of them (it took me a few nights to get The Biggest Night in Music just right). These videos were commissioned for and premiered in the April-May 2004 Dialogue with Pop exhibition at NYC’s The Tank."

This video is part of the 5 Video Hits series and is also avaliable on Kent Lambert Videoworks: Volume 1