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Let the remixing continue

Thinking artistically again, I still say postmodernity and remixing are the way forward. Both Mitch and John are here, and we were just talking about all the different genres of techno music that there now are. That got me thinking: these days, so much of music is about remixing. It's about taking old songs and adding something new to them. Rather than making something completely new and original, music makers now often take two or more old pieces and fuse them together.

That interested me. It made me wonder whether it would work with other art forms. What if I took the text of one short story, cut it up and merged it with another? Of course, people do it all the time with video on Youtube: taking two clips and splicing them together is now quite straightforward with video editing software; I've started to do it myself. What interests me is the potentials this creates. We can have so much fun: your two favourite characters can now meet and talk to one another; someone from one narrative can now be placed into a completely different scene. Such possibilities excite me. As in music, they mash together beats and rhythms to generate altogether new meanings. Nothing is now set in stone, but can be reused and played with in this postmodern, ever-changing, remixed world.

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