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People Like Us Installation, Coventry, UK

Sat Aug 13, 2005 00:00 - Thu Aug 04, 2005

A new video installation 'Story Without End' by media artist Vicki Bennett will receive its first public screening at the Herbert, Coventry from 13-29 August 2005.

Since 1992, Vicki Bennett has been making audio CDs, radio, and later A/V multimedia under the name People Like Us. With 'Story Without End', Vicki Bennett uses the public information films of the 1950s as the starting point of an audio visual exploration our endless search for the newer, the fastest and the best.

In her work Vicki samples sound and image simultaneously, to create strange and humorous audio-visual collages. She has been described as "a master manipulator, suturing exquisite corpses, using old ephemeral films, worn LPs and the most recent tools of electronic music". In Story Without End, she breathes life back into these dusty, archival films and their visions.

Story Without End was made with footage from the Prelinger Archives, Skip Elsheimer (AV Geeks) and The Internet Archive. It was commissioned by Sonic Arts Network, the lead UK body for sound and technology in the UK and is presented by Herbert Media, the Herbert's Digital Media production and programming team.

Vicki Bennett will be talking about her work in a free artists masterclass at the Herbert taking place on Saturday 13 July from
10.00am-12.00pm. A must for anyone interested in creative sound and image manipulation and the potential of archive material.

Contact the Herbert on 024 7683 2386 to book your place on this workshop.