Gone, Gone Beyond New Trailer Summer 2018

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As you may have seen in other posts, we are making Gone, Gone Beyond, a 360 surround sound and seamless projection piece for Recombinant Media Labs Cinechamber.  It has been screened once at Recombinant Festival in 2017, this was the 40 minute version.  We are now expanding the work to be an hour long and it will be available for screening (contained in Cinechamber, which is available for hire) in 2019.

Also, here are some pictures which document our screening at Recombinant Festival.

The Mirror – A New Live a/v Performance by People Like Us

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https://vimeo.com/peoplelikeus/the-mirror

We are pleased to announce a new audiovisual immersive cinema performance by People Like Us called The Mirror, performed from March 2018 worldwide.

The Mirror is a live a/v performance which splices together movie snippets with unique sample-based music exploring the masks that we wear represented through the lens, using parallel narratives across the screen to depict an ever-changing stream, rather than a singular, fixed being, narrative or moment in time.

“A feat of research and craft, this new work is a spellbinding inquiry into editing and juxtaposition; a collage one can unthread allowing the viewer to discover hidden stories through familiar images. The soundtrack is performed live, made up from hundreds of preexisting songs, as well as particular sounds from the original film clips.” — Flatpack Film Festival

18 March 2018 – World Premiere: Athens Greek Film Archive Foundation (as part of Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens, organised and produced by the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens) – tickets/info
13 April 2018 – UK Premiere: Liverpool FACT – tickets
17 April 2018 –
Belfast Film Festival at Crescent Arts Centre – tickets
20 April 2018 – London Cafe Oto – tickets
21 April 2018 –
Birmingham Flatpack Festival – tickets
12 May 2018 – London Splice Festival, at Rich Mix – tickets
11 July 2018 – London Cafe Oto, double bill with Carl Stone – tickets
19 July 2018 – Gijón LEV Arenas Movedizas – details soon
26 July 2018 – MACBA, Barcelona – tickets
2 November 2018 – Spill Festival, Ipswich – tickets
Autumn – Newcastle (venue details coming later)
November – Brighton (venue details coming later)
November – Norway (details later)

If you are a festival organiser with a budget and are interested in booking this, please get in touch by way of our Contact FormIf you are in a country requiring a work visa to perform we can in very special circumstances make this work into a stand alone movie, but generally this is only available as a performance with the artist present.

Supporting works and articles (being added to over the coming months)
Graham Duff – The Mirror a reflection upon the work and surrounding subject matter
Interview in The Wire Magazine in a phone conversation with Emily Bick of The Wire Magazine, Vicki Bennett reflects on The Mirror, Gone, Gone Beyond, and working with preexisting footage.

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Gone, Gone Beyond – Q&A

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The new 47-minute immersive 360 film “Gone, Gone Beyond” by People Like Us will World Premiere in San Francisco this 11-14 October 2017 at Recombinant Festival at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Developed in collaboration with Recombinant Media Labs, Gone, Gone Beyond will screen in Cinechamber, a 10 screen/8 speaker space with seamless wrap around projection and surround sound, where the audience sit inside. Gone, Gone Beyond uses appropriated edited collage sewn together in a giant patchwork. Pull on a thread and watch whole new narratives expand and unravel all at once on a 360 palette. 

The following conversation was conducted between Vicki Bennett and WFMU DJ and artist Hearty White in September 2017.

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GONE, GONE BEYOND – 360 Surround Movie

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New longer trailer, Summer 2018: https://vimeo.com/peoplelikeus/beyond
“Hey, hey, have you ever tried… reaching out to the other side?”
Gone, Gone Beyond is an immersive a/v spatial cinema work by People Like Us, which breaks the rectangle, smashing the thin screen into tiny fragments, looking beyond the frame, climbing through to see what’s behind.  It uses appropriated edited collage sewn together in a giant patchwork. Pull on a thread and watch whole new narratives expand and unravel all at once on a 360 palette.

The initial 47-minute film premiered in San Francisco 11-14 October 2017 at Recombinant Festival at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.  We have been making this movie for Recombinant Media Labs own Cinechamber for quite some time now – it is a stand alone piece that you watch and listen to from the inside.

Stage 2 is currently in production through 2018 and we are looking for partners to present the hour-long piece from 2019 onwards.

Q&A with Hearty White: http://peoplelikeus.org/2017/gone-gone-beyond-qa/


The initial 47-minute  film “GONE, GONE BEYOND” by People Like Us premiered in San Francisco 11-14 October 2017 at Recombinant Festival at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.  We have been making this movie for Recombinant Media Labs own Cinechamber for quite some time now – it is a stand alone piece that you watch and listen to from the inside.  Stage 2 is currently in production through 2018 and we are looking for partners to present the hour-long piece from 2019 onwards.


People Like Us & Carl Stone double bill at Cafe Oto

People Like Us and Carl Stone will be on the same bill at London’s Cafe Oto on Wednesday 11 July 2018, Doors Open 7.30PM
Q&A 8pm, People Like Us 8.30pm, Carl Stone 9.30pm

People Like Us will be supporting Carl Stone (so be there by 8!) performing our new a/v work The Mirror. The evening will begin with a Q&A between Vicki and Carl.

The concerts are being recorded for BBC Radio 3’s “Hear and Now”.

Buy tickets here.

Article about our influence across genres

Tom Comitta recently published the book Airport Novella, which he states was influenced by the People Like Us a/v piece “DrivingFlyingRisingFalling.” We can see the influence and know that our collation approach is very similar to a lot of writers, which in turn inspires us in the direction of wanting to work more with text as a primary output.

https://logger.believermag.com/post/comitta-burrows

Activating the Archive: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives

Activating the Archive: Contemporary Uses of Visual Archives
Saturday 5 May 2018
11am – 6pm (Doors open at 10.30 am) / £20 – £25
We will be speaking at approximately 3pm

Tickets here

Processing The Product – a talk by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) reflecting upon 25+ years of creating audiovisual media, sharing information and insights on creating large scale works using preexisting material. Continue reading