People Like Ushttp://www.peoplelikeus.org
(UK) - Genre Collage
Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives.
By combining compositing techniques, audio/music collage, and animation, People Like Us/Vicki Bennett, (in collaboration with Tim Maloney) examine the concept of "genre". By manipulating patterns, syntax, moods, narrative elements, recurring icons, characters and film stars held within selected movie genres/sub-genres), we are creating a humorous, surrealistic, yet informative take on the content held within.
The sound is partially taken from the films and partly from music holding corresponding messages, mood and lyrical content. The moving parts are cut around and collaged into each scene, complete with the source's accompanying audio and added contextual musical collage.
In conversation with artistes in english from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Collaboration with Sonics Capitals.