Film

Chat Rap

John Scarlett-Davis
UK
2006
15'00
Digital
Shown in 'Susie Green & Simon Bayliss: Artists' Music Videos'
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John Scarlett-Davis was initially associated with Scratch Video, the political video-collage movement of the early 1980s. Chat Rap’s portraits of friends from the artworld fringe show his use of strong colour, music and fast editing, and his Warhol-like fascination with glamour and personality. The visual style was drawn on by youth television for the next two decades.