For the BBC Creative Archive she produced a short film using imagery collaged from a number of documentaries made between 1951 and 1980. This included images from The Festival of Britain and other footage portraying optimistic outlooks on post-war Britain.
Trying Things Out tells the story of how the artist can bring about positive change in culture, with a dark and witty knowing look at futuristic media. By playfully juggling layers of imagery and context the short film shows how access to film archives can inspire creative new work.
“Artists need the freedom to explore.”
Watch Trying Things Out at ubu.com.
People Like Us
The official site for People Like Us and Vicki Bennett.
Vicki Bennett on Vimeo
Q&A with Vicki Bennett
From Pixel Palace, the digital media arts programme of the Tyneside Cinema.