Cut-up

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Abstract

This chapter explores the cut-up as an active, affirmative and performative technique; a critical intervention in the production of language and human subjectivity. It examines historical uses of cut-up methods, from the collages and cut-up works of the Dadaists and the Beat writers, back to the early modern practice of commonplacing books. It highlights the importance of technology--from the xerox machine to keyboard shortcuts—in opening up the reworking of words, sounds and visuals to a wider population. Finally, it explores how remix theory has been instrumental in engaging issues of authorship, originality, and ownership that cut-up practices pose.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKeywords in Remix Studies
EditorsEduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, xtine burrough
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages104-114
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Adema, J. (2017). Cut-up. In E. Navas, O. Gallagher, & X. burrough (Eds.), Keywords in Remix Studies (pp. 104-114). London and New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.17613/M64V68