Vimeo killed the video star : Burial and the user-generated music video

Cookney, DJ ORCID: 2017, 'Vimeo killed the video star : Burial and the user-generated music video' , in: Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media , Bloomsbury Academic, New York, pp. 255-267.

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This chapter looks at how user generated content on sites such as Vimeo and Youtube has responded to and further facilitated the practice of ‘facelessness’ employed by, electronic music producer, Burial. For a notoriously media-shy producer who is synonymous with the genre of dubstep, these outputs have taken the place of an authorised promotional video while obviously eschewing the iconography/pop music standard of depicting the author. Three separate unofficial videos for Burial tracks are examined that, while differing aesthetically, can similarly be argued as appropriate visual interpretations of Burial’s music.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Cookney, DJ, Fairclough, K, Goddard, MN and Arnold, G
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781501313929
Depositing User: DJ Cookney
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 08:53
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 01:24

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