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Although since his debut, his video installations have always included original self-produced footage, James Richards is known most of all for his activity of appropriation of pre-existing visual material from a wide range of sources. Old B movies, television programmes, porn videos, news reports and medical documentaries represent just a part of his vast personal archive, which on the basis of an initial set of videotapes and DVDs has been constantly increased over the years thanks to the abundance of contents offered by the web. The choice of going back after a certain length of time to the clips used in other works allows him what’s more to maintain a high level of experimentation. [...] 
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