George Barber rose to prominence in the 1980s as a pioneer of the Scratch Video
movement, with works like Tilt (1984), Absence of Satan and Yes Frank No Smoke (both 1985), which sampled clips from Hollywood films to create an unprecedented orchestration of sound, vision, repeat edits and rhythm.
For extra tips and tricks, try a downloading and printing the Scratch or watching the Scratch video
KEEPING YOUNGSTERS OUT OF MISCHIEF: BBC Blast in Middlesbrough offers the chance to mix and scratch video
to learn VJ skills, create a radio show, shoot a music video for The Rivettes, create cartoon characters with designer of Bob the Builder Curtis Jobling (top, right) or write a script, rehearse, perform, shoot and edit a film in just 45 minutes
Barber found fame in the 1980s with his acclaimed video release The Greatest Hits of Scratch Video
. This latest work consists of people shouting at each other,free of language and words: pure vocal expression.
Collage is sampling, and two popular contemporary genres are scratch video
and rap music.