Crackdown 2010 revisits the filmmaker Nick Cope’s Scratch Video practices from the early 1980s. Re-envisioning the political deconstructive, music oriented, Scratch agitation propagandist methodologies for the 21st century You Tube mediated world. Taking footage of the December 2010 student protests in London from You Tube, and re-envisioning this footage into a montage which re-presents off-air and user-generated content. Cut to Billie Ray Martin’s reworking of Cabaret Voltaire’s 1983 landmark Crackdown track. Since its brief heyday in the video art spotlight of the early 1980s, Scratch video has come under more recent re-evaluations of its impact on both media practices and video art histories. Crackdown 2010 intends to explore the ongoing impact of Scratch in the mash-up environments of 21st century digital media.