Art Jones Characteristics
Art Jones is a producer, video activist, and writer living in the Bronx, New York, and is also a member of Not Channel Zero, an African-American and Latino video collective. Taking up the controversial reaction of the press to hip-hop and rap music, Jones exposes the implicit racism that lies behind the media's accusations that rap music promotes violence and hatred. Using degraded images to refer to the media's distortion of facts, Jones' work studies the ways in which images are presented reinforce and shape mainstream ideology. Jones' tapes characteristically use high powered collages set to the rhythm and beat of rap music to deconstruct the language and form of commercial music.
--Video Databank Catalog