A remix, as any youth worth his salt would know, is a what results when audio tracks are recombined to produce a new sound; you can remix an old pop song and turn it into a hit. At Tate Liverpool this month “Remix” is literally a “mix” of works inspired by all things Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop (24 May-26 August). The collective euphoria of crowds, clubbers and pop audiences is explored in works by Doug Aitken, Andreas Gursky, Mark Leckey and Rineke Dijkstra. A video installation by Andrea Bowers shows players on a complex karaoke dance routine machine and there is Gillian Wearing’s video of air guitarists. Paintings by Dexter Dalwood, Gary Hume, Dawn Mellor, Chris Ofili and Elizabeth Peyton explore the themes of fandom. Gavin Turk’s sculpture of himself as Sid Vicious arrives fresh from the Henry Moore Institute for their show on lifecasting (until 12 May). And, of course, there are music videos, from the 1990s to today. You can see the work of directors such as Chris Cunningham, Spike Jonze, Hammer and Tongs and Jonas Akerlund for performers such as Fat Boy Slim, Björk, Radiohead and The Chemical Brothers, and there is Wolfgang Tillmans’ new video for the Pet Shop Boys.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'What's on? Remix'