07 novembre 2013

Prosegue fino a fine novembre nel Regno Unito la serie di concerti di improvvisazione guidata promossi da Vicky Bennett - agguerrita artista britannica specialista del collage multimediale, nota ai più come People Like Us - ideati attorno alla partitura visiva Notations da lei stessa creata manipolando centinaia di frammenti di film pre-esistenti. Tra quanti hanno accettato la sfida ci sono Rhodri Davies, Philip Jeck, Jaap Blonk, Steve Noble, Wobbly e Mark Sanders. Informazioni, partitura e traccia delle più recenti performance si trovano in http://peoplelikeus.org.

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. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, films and radio shows that communicate a humorous and dark view on life in equal measures. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use. 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, amongst others, Tate Modern, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. She has an ongoing sound art radio show 'Do or DIY' on WFMU. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb. Vicki recently completed a new solo set Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another), a film for live improvising artists/musicians Notations which tours the UK with TUSK/Sound & Music, a film with 7 artist soundtracks Gesture Piece, films for Animate Projects/Channel 4, and a new CD called Don't Think Right, It's All Twice.