Recycled Cinema as Material Ecology: Raphael Montañez Ortiz's Found-Footage Films and Computer-Laser-Video
Screen, 2012, v. 53, no. 3, pp. 228-245
Susan Jarosi looks at the found-footage films and "Computer-Laser-Videos" by artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz as exemplary of the potential to expose networks of use and reuse and to put pressure on notions of material value, waste, abjection, redemption, and change.
Making the case that found-footage films can be understood as an act of recycling, Jarosi works out the ways in which the retrieval of past images is an ecological practice aimed at making forgotten images useful again.
ITEM 2012.124 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
Newsreel – Raphael Montañez Ortiz
Cowboy and Indian Film – Raphael Montañez Ortiz
Golf – Raphael Montañez Ortiz
Henny Penny: The Sky is Falling – Raphael Montañez Ortiz
What is This? – Raphael Montañez Ortiz