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Artist Statement: People Like Us

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling and collage as folk art sourced from the palette of contemporary media and technology, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant. 

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, Venice Biennale, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. The ongoing sound art radio show ‘DO or DIY’ on WFMU has had over a million “listen again” downloads. since 2003. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb.

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More Soup and Tart, Barbican Theatre, London

More Soup and Tart
15 April 2011
Barbican Theatre

Tickets: £15–£25 ****SOLD OUT!!!!****
Includes food
Time: 7.30pm

For one night only! Over 30 of the most exciting artists working across visual art,
film, music, dance and theatre each give a two-minute performance that follows a
light dinner of soup and tart, in the spirit of Jean Dupuy’s legendary 1974-75
events at The Kitchen, New York.

Featuring:
Penny Arcade / Edwina Ashton / Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) / Simon Bookish / John Butcher / Rosemary Butcher / William Cobbing / Martin Creed / Jeremiah Day / Dog Kennel Hill Project / Tim Etchells / Marcia Farquhar / Stewart Home / Mikhail Karikis / Hilary Koob-Sassen / Andrew Kotting / Sam Lee / Christian Marclay / Frauke Requardt, Tai Shani / Holly Slingsby / Ryan Styles / Simon Vincenzi / Mark Aerial Waller / Jennifer Walshe and Tom Woolner and more. Plus a special film contribution by Michael Clark.

For more information, click here
http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=11727 .
Tickets £15-25, and includes a dinner of vegetable soup and apple tart, made by
Searcy’s restaurant.

Book now… http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=11727