"GENRE COLLAGE" by VICKI BENNETT
an A/V performance by PEOPLE LIKE US (touring from Fall 2009)
Media: Music and Moving Image
Length: 45 minutes

By combining compositing techniques, audio/music collage, and animation, People Like Us (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 (i.e. action, adventure, comedy, crime/gangster, drama, epics/historical, horror, musicals, science fiction, war and westerns), 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.

This project, complete with more trailers and stills can be viewed online at

peoplelikeus.org/2009/genre-collage/

So far, Genre Collage has been screened at:
May 2011 - Mapping Festival, Geneva
May 2011 - Auditorium Of Rome, Italy
April 2011 - Open Ears, Canada
March 2011 - Ambulante Festival, Mexico
February 2011 - Transmediale, Berlin
January 2011 - Swedish Radio, Stockholm
November 2010 - The British Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
September 2010 - Press Play Film Festival, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
August 2010 - Vintage Goodwood Festival, UK
August 2010 - Genre Collage in the Ukraine presented by Forma and the British Council
July 2010 - Bristol Arnolfini in conjunction with Encounters Film Festival
June 2010 - De La Warr Pavilion
May 2010 - Liverpool Sound City, in conjunction with Sound and Music
May 2010 - Musraramix Festival - Jerusalem, Israel
April 2010 - Baltimore Transmodern 2010
April 2010 - Issue Project Room, Brooklyn
March 2010 - AV Festival, Newcastle
December 2009 BFI Southbank, London
December 2009 – Grand Café Zum Rothen Krebsen (IFEK Institut für erweiterte Kunst), Linz, Austria
November 2009 - NEW NEW! 2009 – Fleda, Brno, Czech Republic
October 2009 WFMU Record Fair, Manhattan
October 2009 Vancouver New Music Festival

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