The “Prairie Girl” Appeal – YouTube Tips the Hat Towards Absurdism?

Many Absurdist Video Artists are either on their second YouTube channel, the first having got banned, or else they have strikes against their existing channel with threats to close it down.

Recently American Films (on their second channel) received the standard issue warning/6 month suspension watch, for their piece PRAIRIE GIRL and the piece itself was deleted.

This is a good look at Absurdism at work, using simulation for effect, and the grounds for video banning. (You can go through this piece and note that the first simulation is obvious in delivery but not exact, the second is obvious and exact, and the third, and most extreme, is obvious but is absent of any sound effect and has very little set up; In context we know what’s happening, but in delivery the argument can be made that the line is blurred – i.e. maybe she really did have a melting chocolate bar up her skirt?)

In any event, American Films appealed the banning of their video. In an extremely rare instance, YouTube quickly turned around and reinstated Prarie Girl!

Perhaps the tide is changing for Absurdist Art on YouTube and most of our artists here can relax a bit and not be worried about their channel going poof due to their next upload.

But most likely the regular night shift staff at YouTube was on early Summer vacation, and a third string intern was given a shot at the appeals wheel that night.

Here’s Prairie Girl. American Films piece on (wo)man and nature. Movements and matter. Through our various orifices; all as natural as the fields and wildlife around us, many of which perform the same actions. Instead the resulting clench faced, unwatchable nature of this video is proof we place our creature selves on a higher, and a very much imaginary, pedestal.

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2 comments

  1. >But most likely the regular night shift staff at YouTube was on early Summer vacation, and a third string intern was given a shot at the appeals wheel that night.

    I used to think the censors were interns from SF State; then I realized they were more likely paid zombies from Mechanical Turk. Either way, YT/Google censors art and denies fair use, while at the same time protesting China’s demand that they censor their search results.

    Google/YT is an absurdest work of art that censors other absurdest works of art… how absurdly artistic is that!

  2. YouTube and Google are a monopoly. They control the internet. They decide everythng. It’s good you got back on… but that’s luck or decent persuasion skills.

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