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Genre Collage

Genre Collage was created in 2009 by People Like Us. A work in continuing flux, it is a live set that reflects the importance of collage as a genre in its own right as part of a long history in the creative arts.

In 13 years of performing live, Genre Collage is People Like Us’ first live set using well-known feature films. By changing context and content of recurring icons, elements, characters and film stars held within selected movie genres or sub-genres, for example action, comedy, crime, drama, horror, science fiction, war and westerns, People Like Us creates a humorous and entertaining take on the content held within. The sound is partially used from the films, accompanied by music holding corresponding messages, mood and lyrical content.


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Genre Collage

People Like Us
2009

Genre Collage was created in 2009 by People Like Us. A work in continuing flux, it is a live set that reflects the importance of collage as a genre in its own right as part of a long history in the creative arts.

In 13 years of performing live, Genre Collage is People Like Us’ first live set using well-known feature films. By changing context and content of recurring icons, elements, characters and film stars held within selected movie genres or sub-genres, for example action, comedy, crime, drama, horror, science fiction, war and westerns, People Like Us creates a humorous and entertaining take on the content held within. The sound is partially used from the films, accompanied by music holding corresponding messages, mood and lyrical content.

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People Like Us, Genre Collage, 2009 (still)

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People Like Us, Genre Collage, 2009 (still)

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People Like Us, Genre Collage, 2009 (still)

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People Like Us, Genre Collage, 2009 (still)

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Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us) is a British artist who has been working across the field of audio-visual collage since 1991, and is recognised as an influential and pioneering figure in the still growing area of sampling, appropriation and cutting up of found footage and archives. Working under the name People Like Us, Vicki specialises in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio. In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, V&A, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi and Sonar.


Background image: People Like Us, Genre Collage, 2009 (still)