Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/Elisa Kreisinger]

Elisa Kreisinger is a video remix artist, writer, curator, and educator whose work often addresses feminist, queer, and social issues. While there is a long history of appropriation-based political critique in the arts, and though many of these works long to invoke social change, they are often prevented from doing so, locked up and stowed away in the closed stacks of proprietary institutions while occasionally finding their way to a gallery wall or microcinema screen to preach to the choir.

Unlike these works, Kreisinger’s practice involves inhabiting pop cultural spaces such as YouTube and other online communities, offering radical social critique to a mass audience. Her concerns are realized in myriad ways, through writings, workshops, as well as via online tutorials and curation.