An Artist Yapping About Some Art Stuff X4


Yoshi Sodeoka

Artist’s Statement

Commissioned to make a video art piece to accompany Mark Amerika’s upcoming remixthebook, I received a half hour of green screen footage of the author speaking about remix culture. I was too impatient to sit through it and understand what Mark Amerika had to say. In fact, I’m not sure what this whole thing is even really about since I didn’t watch the whole thing.

I’m not trying to say that the footage of Amerika’s speech is dull. I’m just lazy and have a short attention span. In fact, I probably won’t even read the remixthebook. So, really, this video piece is about me slacking.

I was originally going to create a more musically structured piece by cutting up the video and rearranging it rhythmically. But I failed. The whole thing turned out to be very random and comical. In the end, though, I think the result is more successful than my original idea.


Yoshi Sodeoka is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in New York City. Over the past decade, his projects have been exhibited across the world (London’s Tate Britain, New York City’s Deitch Projects, Paris’ Festival Némo, Baltimore Museum of Art, London’s OneDotZero, Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Haifa Museum Israel, San Sebastian’s GlasKultur, The Creative Time Holiday Light Show at New York’s Grand Central Terminal, Berlin’s Transmediale, Poland’s Krakow Film Festival).