Video Poem #1 [The War Of Words Hadn't Really Begun Yet]
Dick Whyte is an artist whose extensive videography encompasses appropriation, intervention, political satire and abstraction. His work often re-purposes existing footage to critique modes of representation found in the mass media. In recent years he has curated selections of YouTube videos which unwittingly follow in a lineage of experimental film practice. He has also made a number of re-makes of classic avant-garde films, drawing them into the lexicon of the mainstream movie industry.
Video Poem #1 [The War Of Words Hadn't Really Begun Yet] is part of an ongoing series of experimental films made from found footage, inspired by the principles of haiku poetry and television glitches. Dedicated to William S. Burroughs.