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A Sample Of Negativland's Retrospective

Culture jamming pioneers Negativland (you might remember them from our GOOD Guide to Culture Jamming, or perhaps from such decades as the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2000s) are set to release a career-retrospective CD/DVD that features, among other things, a number of their works remixed by various artists--call..




Culture jamming pioneers Negativland (you might remember them from our GOOD Guide to Culture Jamming, or perhaps from such decades as the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2000s) are set to release a career-retrospective CD/DVD that features, among other things, a number of their works remixed by various artists--call it meta culture jamming.

They really turned the practice of sampling into a fine art, and a politically charged one at that, well before the current onslaught of mashed-up pablum infiltrated the web. Negativland member Don Joyce offered his sentiments on intellectual property and the art of recapitulation to Wired the other day:

"Selectivity becomes of prime importance, whether it's looking for content or trying to find what you're looking for in a thousand pages of search results. As Duchamp and Warhol predicted before they ever saw a computer, there is an art and a message in the act of selection itself."



Above: "Freedom's Waiting" by James Towning and Negativland