Artists rework and remix everything from Carnival of Souls to Lionel Richie.
Appropriating, re-working, sampling; call it what you will, chopping up other people’s films has always been a popular mode of filmmaking for video artists. Alterations features varying examples of this technique including Fabio Scacchioli & Vincenzo Core’s Miss Candace Hilligoss' Flickering Halo - a modification of the low-budget American indie horror film, Carnival of Souls. German artist Remo Rauscher’s imaginative urban escapade The Streets of the Invisibles takes its visuals from Google Street View and its soundtrack from The Streets of San Francisco, while the mind-bogglingly brilliant Hello by Dutch mash-up aficionado Matthijs Vlot provides a fresh spin on Lionel Richie. There’s also new work from Jay Rosenblatt and Nicolas Provost.