| 60 mins
We welcome People Like Us (PLU) for this first-time Irish performance of a very special presentation: The Magical Misery Tour
The Magical Misery Tour
People Like Us raid the horror movie crypt to take us on The Magical Misery Tour. Sourced from over 100 horror movies, PLU reflect upon narratives that occur and repeat within the genre. By stitching together a veritable Frankenstein’s monster of fiendish horror clips and darkly witty music samples PLU have you whistling past the graveyard.
This is not a dream. This is really happening!
Portraying not so much a scary nightmare but a journey through the underworld of everyday human experiences, PLU see the positive and sometimes humorous side of the most ghastly scenarios, and by accompanying the edited found feature film footage with new sample collage pop songs, elevate us from the swamp.
Vicki Bennett has been a very influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. By animating and recontextualising found footage collages Vicki gives an equally witty and dark view of popular culture with a surrealistic edge.