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Dancing to a Pacific beat : music video in Papua new Guinea

05 Sep 2007-pp 152-173
About: The article was published on 2007-09-05. It has received 4 citations till now.
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01 Jan 2017
TL;DR: In this article, the authors evaluate the practice-led research process and the production of a feature film, Aliko & Ambai, with a local creative team and crew in collaboration with communities in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Abstract: This exegesis evaluates the practice-led research process and the production of a feature film, Aliko & Ambai, with a local creative team and crew in collaboration with communities in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Working with t

21 citations


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  • ...…other films were produced over the years, reflecting the growing production capacity and independent creative initiatives of Papua New Guineans engaged with issues of social change, but PNG has never developed a film industry in the same way that its music industry has developed (Hayward, 2007)....

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  • ...These labels also supported early directors like Titus Tilly, who produced music videos that were shown on EM-TV, which broke the dominance of Australian and American programming and continues to be the primary form of ‘local indigenous video production’ in PNG popular culture (Hayward, 2007)....

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  • ...A few other films were produced over the years, reflecting the growing production capacity and independent creative initiatives of Papua New Guineans engaged with issues of social change, but PNG has never developed a film industry in the same way that its music industry has developed (Hayward, 2007)....

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TL;DR: In this article, a study of the development of music video in Melanesia is presented, which reveals diverse and differential patterns of development at one of the furthest removes from the centre of the Western music industry and its product dispersion apparatus.
Abstract: Following its inception as a promotional form in the early-mid 1970s, music video has become an internationally produced and circulated form that is part of a multi-facetted audio-visual media environment alongside related forms such TV advertisements, corporate promo features, television programs, feature films, video games and internet media. While it overlaps with other forms, it also comprises a distinct media area with its own genealogies, genres, fashions and (most appropriately for the focus of this article) local inflections of these. While the majority of analyses of music video production sectors, styles and/or auteurs have focused on North American and/or Western European production; analysis of other industrial contexts provides significant insights into local engagements with the form and of its realisation within particular commercial, stylistic and technological spaces. Study of the development of music video in Melanesia is particularly illuminating since it reveals diverse and differential patterns of development at one of the furthest removes from the centre of the Western music industry and its product dispersion apparatus.

5 citations

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01 Jan 2021
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a case study of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville as a "marginal area within a marginal area" with a music industry that struggles to have an impact outside of its borders.
Abstract: Within the Pacific, there are several areas with burgeoning music industries, such as Japan, Korea, Australia, or New Zealand, which also happen to be thriving economic centres. Despite its relative size and placement in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea sits in the periphery of this scene, with a music industry that struggles to have an impact outside of its borders. The problems that the popular music scene in the country faces are both linguistic and geographical. Despite these problems, there are thriving local scenes which exist purely on live performances, which are occasionally in the local languages, and which are enabled by community cooperation. This work presents a case study of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville as a “marginal area within a marginal area”.
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01 Jan 1996
TL;DR: Ang as mentioned in this paper argues that it is possible to study audience pleasures and popular television in a way that is not naively populist and examines how the makers and marketers of television attempt to mould their audience and looks at the often unexpected ways in which the viewers actively engage with the programmes they watch Living Room Wars highlights the inherent contradictions of a 'politics of pleasure' of television consumption.
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TL;DR: In the lexical field of English adjectives referring to sensory experience, there has been a continuing semantic change so regular, so enduring, and so inclusive that its description may be the strongest generalization in diachronic semantics reported for English or any other language.
Abstract: The century-old failure of historical linguistics to discover regularities of semantic change comparable to those in phonological change, as described by Grassmann or Grimm, has forced us to entertain as 'semantic laws' proposals that express mere tendencies, or are so restricted to a particular time, language, or narrow inventory, that the 'law' is indistinguishable from a description of a discrete historical event. But in the lexical field of English adjectives referring to sensory experience, there has been a continuing semantic change so regular, so enduring, and so inclusive that its description may be the strongest generalization in diachronic semantics reported for English or any other language. On the basis of very similar evidence from IndoEuropean cognates and from Japanese, the possibility exists that the regularity described here might characterize more than just these languages. It qualifies as a testable hypothesis in regard to future semantic change in any language.*

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TL;DR: The spectacular burgeoning of music videos poses many intriguing questions about the form and its institutional setting, as well as the relations between video and dreaming as discussed by the authors, and the relationship between music videos and dreaming.
Abstract: The spectacular burgeoning of music videos poses many intriguing questions about the form and its institutional setting, as well as the relations between video and dreaming.

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