The video art and photography of Victoria Fu examines and plays with artistic conventions and the dispersal of technical images in the contemporary era. Using appropriated stock footage and original imagery, Fu dissects strategies of visual communication by collaging scraps of digital media into formal elements. Fu often manipulates film footage through blurring, cropping, and unusual or repetitive editing to create abstract sequences. Her “Belle Captive” series (2013) focuses on the gestures and formal qualities of commercial imagery, contrasting the innate salesmanship of its characters and settings with abstract color and moving images. In this way, the artist calls attention to the stylized techniques employed in advertising. Similar to other video artists like Keren Cytter and Omer Fast, Fu decodes and aestheticizes the stream of mundane visual data that swirls around citizens in the developed world.