Girl Talk-Interview über Copyfight

Wired hat ein kurzes aber interessantes Interview mit Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk, der im Fokus der Doku „RiP: A remix manifesto“ steht, die ich letztes Jahr bereits vorgestellt hatte.

Wired.com: What do you think RiP brings to copyfight's table?

Gillis: It's impossible to cover every angle of the copyright issue in the internet age. But I think the film covers a variety of ground while still being comprehensive.

Wired.com: How do you feel the issue has evolved in the last couple of decades? Where do you think it is headed?

Gillis: Sharing ideas and being influenced by those who come before you has always been the foundation of progress in art and music. I think it's become a lot more obvious in the internet age, though. People are more directly interactive with what they consume. People make collages in Photoshop, make their own videos for YouTube and remix music for their MySpace band page.

It's commonplace now for people to take pre-existing media, recontextualize it and show it to the world. This will keep evolving. People will continue to become more interactive with media. The tools to remix music and videos will become easier to use and more widely available.

Wired.com: Your CD release for Feed the Animals was pushed back. Where do you stand on discs?

Gillis: My CD got pushed back because it was an artwork issue. It was no big deal. I'm going to continue to buy CDs until it's not possible anymore, but I can definitely see them dying out. Artists are on the cover of magazines and legitimately famous before even having an album out these days. It's all because of the internet.

Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis Lets It RiP on Copyfight, Tour Vlogging

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Girl Talks „I’m a PC“-Windows-Commercial
RiP: A remix manifesto
Die New York Times über Girl Talks letztes Album: Maybe illegal
Girl Talk machen einen Radiohead: neues, mashup-like Album für lau