[spectre] Networked Conversations with Mark Amerika - Pandemic Remixology

Gary Hall mail at garyhall.info
Fri Apr 24 10:47:25 CEST 2020

Networked Conversations with Mark Amerika - Pandemic Remixology

Saturday, April 25, 12-1pm ET-US

Join artist/theorist/author Mark Amerika in a streaming remix of 
conversations on net art, electronic literature and online publishing, 
intertwingled digital mash-ups, sensorial Plague musings, live A/V 
performance and assorted ruminations, satiracisms, dadacisms, and spoken 
word artifacts. Hosted by Randall Packer from the Underground Studio 
Bunker in Washington, DC.

To register and access the Webcast: 


Amerika’s recent publications include: Remixing Persona: An Imaginary 
Digital MediaObject from the Onto-Tales of the Digital Afterlife by MALK 
(MarkAmerika / Laura Kim)

Published by Open Humanities Press in the new MEDIA : ART : WRITE : NOW 
series edited by Joanna Zylinska, Remixing Persona is freely available at:


Remxing Persona is comprised of two components: a visual manifesto that 
doubles as a theoretical e-reader and a work of music video art. In 
building this project, the artists collaboratively investigate 
persona-making, performance-thinking, and applied remixology. Playfully 
presenting their research as an intergenerational and intercultural 
‘research band’ named MALK (Mark Amerika / Laura Kim), both artists, 
individually and as a performance duo, bring their own unique 
experiences and ontologically filtered ‘ways of remixing’ to their 
intermedia art, writing and performance practice.

The research questions the artists initially presented to themselves 
were unconventional: ‘Who am I this time?’ ‘What does it mean to share a 
sense of humor?’ ‘What is an otherworldly aesthetic sensibility?’ The 
artists were not interested in coming up with answers per se, but in 
using their artist skills to deploy both intuitive and improvisational 
performances that would generate a set of primary source material to 
remix into their creative project. This was when they decided to form 
MALK and began creating the Digital Afterlife music video artwork as a 
conceptual tool to investigate persona-making as a meta-practice. The 
culminating field of recombinatory expression that informs the 
production of this imaginary digital media object is an inversion of 
their practice-based research conducted in the TECHNE Lab at the 
University of Colorado

Gary Hall
Professor of Media
Director of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Coventry University:

Director of Open Humanities Press: http://www.openhumanitiespress.org
Website http://www.garyhall.info

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