As part of my Remix Culture studies I have compiled a video to complement Gil Scott-Heron‘s classic track The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. The video is made up from old Drive-In theatre advertising film reels, in a nod to the postmodern advertising epidemic that is the subject of this track. The music itself is slightly modified, fragmented and mixed to epitomise the repetition of advertising.
Although I have removed nearly all of the companies from the adverts, one still remains: Winston Cigarettes. This particular advertising brand was saved due to the nature of the commercial, but also because of my affection for cigarettes.
Posted on September 1, 2010, in Art, Film & Video, Music, Politics and tagged advertising, artist, brand, cinema, commercial, drive in, Fresh, Gil Scott-Heron, media arts, remix, sound, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Winston Cigarettes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.