Rock and Rap /c Simulacra, 2012
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With its repetitive images and syncopated visual rhythm and sound, "Rock and Rap /c Simulacra" (2012) by Elaine Sturtevant was made using images from the BBC and the stock footage website iStockvideo.

The video addresses the dizzying alienation of an invasive consumer society. “My work reflects our cyber-reality made up of excess, constraints, transgression and degradation,” explains the artist.