Remixed Memories

  • Diane CharlesonEmail author


Super 8 home movies, my research indicates, have lost much of the personal and emotive qualities that they once had and by rescreening and reusing them, I hope to regain their emotional value. In my latest work, “Remixed Memories,” I am exploring the concept of remixing found footage from experimental Super 8 artists, Jasper Rigole, Derek Jarman, Peter Forgacs with anonymous home movies shot in the 1970s, to create a new work that offers a greater aura through this remixing. Here I layer selected sequences together, creating evocative images imbued with nostalgia and reverie. The layering helps to create compelling, auratic images that promote contemplation and elicit storytelling. The remix displaces us in time and space and breaks out of any narrative pattern. In this chapter, I discuss the use of appropriated films and how my work is situated in this. I also discuss the work of the three filmmakers whose work I draw on and discuss how these images combine to create an effective medium for eliciting memories.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts (Media)Australian Catholic UniversityFitzroyAustralia

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