From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jan 04 2010 - 23:32:34 PST
I'd like to question the use of the term "mash-up."
I remember being startled a few years back by an article in "Wired"
magazine that referred to Arthur Lipsett's films as "mash-ups."
The term itself suggests its origin in pop music, and an informality,
a rapidity of construction perhaps, that feels, to me, thoroughly
wrong for Lipsett's films, or, say, Brakhage's "Murder Psalm." "Found
footage films" or "collage films" are already-existing terms that seem
Of course there may also be more recent videos for which the term
"mash-up" is appropriate, and of course I understand that some may
disagree with me and go on using the term for all such films.
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