I Am the Remix

Jan 9 — Feb 14, 2004



Western Front


This exhibition featured the work of Don Bury, Lawrence Sim, and Slanguage (Juan Capistran and Mario Ybarra Jr.). The artists used the DJ’s tools and sensibilities to describe their specific experiences of consuming and interpreting the world around them.

The DJ is an interpreter who uses strategies of appropriation, juxtaposition, and recontextualization in order to generate something that is simultaneously new and old; from both individual and collective media culture. Through the remix, interpretation is made concrete, creative, and an act of production rather than pure consumption. 

The artists used multimedia of Hollywood cinema, electronic and disco music, and street posters to produce articulations of identity that do not originate in an authentic sense of selfhood, but reveal the increasingly blurry boundaries between self and society, high and low culture, art and the everyday.

Guest curated by Adrienne Lai.

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