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  • Degeneration

  • Artist: Laurence Chan
  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 1:00
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • The piece employs VHS generation loss (multiple dubbings to the point of noise). Successive dubs causes various video glitches and are overlayed to show the transition of degradation. The subject is Justin Bieber’s mugshot. It alludes to his reportedly degenerate adolescent celebrity lifestyle. It is an experiment in recontexualising and apppropriating the methodology and aesthetics of Vaporwave to a contemporary subject as opposed to it’s well established retromanic essence. The single audio sample of his debut single ‘Baby’ is rearranged and slowly degraded to noise, furthering the theme of degeneration.

  • Accession #: 5438
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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