SHUTTER – solo exhibition

14 February – 7 March 2014 (Preview 13 February 5-7pm)
Leeds College of Art Blenheim Walk, Leeds, UK

Shutter
Shutter is a new audio-visual exhibition by film and sound collagist Vicki Bennett that enables us to peer into a parallel cinematic world that exists between the edits, when we are not looking at the screen. http://www.leeds-artexhibitions.co.uk/?p=1180
The exhibition consists of three a/v video works (one projected and two on video monitors) and nine prints.  There is also an edition of 20 of two of these prints.

“The Big Sleep” [2014] Video (19 mins, 12 secs)
Sleep deficient actors drift in and out of consciousness.

“Blink” [2014] Video (1 hour, 35 mins, 39 secs)
Every frame missed while watching A Nightmare on Elm Street.



“Dreaming” [2011] Video (4 mins, 16 secs)


Nine 12×12 inch B/W and Colour Giclee PrintsThe 9 Prints

VICKI BENNETT “SHUTTER”

“Shutter” is a new audio-visual exhibition that enables us to peer into a parallel cinematic world that exists between the edits, when we are not looking at the screen.

Actors aren’t seen to rest a lot in films, considering people on average sleep 8 hours a day.  More often than not, feature films contain a stream of attention-grabbing imagery and noise, and if the mood does slow down there is still dialogue, music and other distractions.

In feature films we don’t see the real-time flow of everyday life, we don’t see the actors queuing, watching TV, reading a book, sleeping.  Nor do we witness the mundane – we see the James Bond car chase but no stopping off to eat a panini.  Reality can be brought back into film by revealing actors in their normal, uneventful moments.  Actors need to sleep as well.  Where do they go after a film has ended?  What do we miss when we blink while watching a movie?  What is it really like on the other side of the screen?  This exhibition addresses these subjects and attempts to take us to these places.

Vicki Bennett - press photo

Vicki Bennett – press photo

2 editions of 20 (below) – purchase from our shop

Bio

Since 1991 Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognized as an influential and pioneering figure in the still growing area of sampling, appropriation and cutting up of found footage and archives.  Working under the name People Like Us, Vicki specialises in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio.

People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It.  In 2006 Vicki was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive.  The ongoing sound art radio show ‘DO or DIY’ on WFMU has had over a million “listen again” downloads since 2003.  The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb. http://peoplelikeus.org/category/biography/

Shutter

Documentation – Setting up and Preview night
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Consequences at Metamorf, Trondheim

People Like Us will perform Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) and give an artist talk at meta.morf / Here To Go Symposium in Trondheim, Norway at the end of May 2014.

Concert: 30 May 2014
Venue: Dokkhuset
Dokkparken 4, Trondheim, 7014 Norway
http://metamorf.no/?p=604

Conference: 31 May 2014
10:00 – 17:00 @ Dokkhuset
http://metamorf.no/?p=602

10:00 – Martin Palmer: HTG2014 Opening Remarks
10:15 – Carl Abrahamsson: Paul Bowles: Expat magic
10:45 – Vicki Bennett: ‘We Edit Life’ – a journey through cut and paste collage creations by audio-visual artist Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us)
11:30 – Break
11:45 – Z’EV: The 3-Fold Ear and the Energies of Enthusiasm
12:30 – Alkistis Dimech: The Sabbatic Dance: Butoh’s interior landscape and the terrain of Witchcraft
13:00 – Lunch and book launch
14:00 – Peter Grey: Secrecy and Revelation: A New Vision of Talismanic Books
14:30 – Angela Edwards: Taking Fine Art into the Esoteric Context in Action
15:00 – Break
15:15 – Jesper Aagaard Petersen: Operatiaon Mindfuck, Viking Edition: How Fear of the Satanic and Cartoon Exoticism Fueled the Prank of the Century
16:00 – Martin Palmer: HTG2014 Closing Remarks / Q&A

 

 

PRINTS FOR SALE – Welcome Abroad & Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice

We have two more prints available for sale for a reasonable price and even more reasonable combined price (see below), both the cover art to two recent People Like Us album covers.  All prints are on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper and signed on the reverse.

WELCOME ABROAD (21 x 18.5cm)

Welcome Abroad

Welcome Abroad

All prices are in US Dollars and INCLUDE postage and packing.
Please note, we are offering a large discount if you buy BOTH at once.
Paypal links below.

Welcome Abroad PRINT – UK – price including P&P: $30
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Welcome Abroad PRINT – EUROPE – price including P&P: $33
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Welcome Abroad PRINT – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $35
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DON’T THINK RIGHT, IT’S ALL TWICE (30.5 x 24cm)

Don't Think Right, It's All Twice

Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice

Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – UK – price including P&P: $30
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Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – EUROPE – price including P&P: $33
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Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $35
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Buy both prints at a discount

Buy both prints at a discount

BOTH PRINTS – UK – price including P&P: $45
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BOTH PRINTS – EUROPE – price including P&P: $47
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BOTH PRINTS – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $50
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Graham Duff on DO or DIY

Graham Duff presents Dreamhouse Girls
on DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU
Monday 17 March 2014 @7pm-8pm NY Time
(that’s 11pm on Monday evening UK at the moment because US have already changed to daylight savings time whereas many of us elsewhere haven’t!)

Listen http://wfmu.org & broadcasting at 91.1 fm New York, at 90.1 fm in Hudson Valley

Tonight’s live playlist is now set up: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54851

Graham Duff, painted by Val Denham

Graham Duff, painted by Val Denham

Graham is an actor, producer and screenwriter.  He created the TV comedy shows ‘Ideal’, ’Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible’ and ‘Hebburn’.  For radio he’s written the long running sci-fi sit-com ‘Nebulous’ and the comedy drama ‘Stereonation’.   As a script editor, he’s edited seven series of Radio 4′s Sony award winning ‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’ as well as the recent Alan Partridge movie ‘Alpha Papa’.  He’s also a part time DJ and full time music obsessive. http://www.grahamduff.co.uk

WFMU Marathon 2014!

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It’s that time of the year… WFMU Marathon!
23 February – 9 March 2014 at wfmu.org and on the radio at 91.1 fm in New York, at 90.1 fm in the Hudson Valley.
Listen to the mp3 stream | Listen as a Pop-up Stream

DO or DIY in the WFMU 2014 Fundraising Marathon

Many thanks to all who pledged to our radio show DO or DIY to help raise funds to keep our lovely WFMU radio station on the air. A lot of friends here like People Like Us and listen to our show, download our work and stream years of radio archives for free… and we would really appreciate hearing from you with a pledge (and you get prizes!) between now and Monday evening when we broadcast live on the air.  Please continue to pledge direct here – some great t-shirts, CDs and more in return for pledges of 15 dollars or more, and help WFMU reach our goal to keep the station running another year.

https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/pledge.php?pr=PL

WEEK 2
Monday 3 March 7-8pm NY Time – Vicki & co-host Tim Lacy
Playlist and comments created now at http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54609DOorDIYmarathonweek2fb

WEEK 1
Monday 24 February 7-8pm NY Time – Vicki & co-host Pseu Braun
The show playlist is active now: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54544
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We have been broadcasting DO or DIY with People Like Us since 2003, and unlike just about any other radio station in the world, you can listen to any and all of these shows, in good quality audio, on demand, forever. But “forever” is a funny word, isn’t it. Because it’s only through our collective effort that WFMU will continue to exist.  Yes, this amazing freeform station needs your support!

The station goal is to raise enough money to make it through another year – this will cover basic operating costs, maintenance of our webcasts and archives, further improvement of our mobile apps, interactive playlists, support for our alternate programming streams and the Free Music Archive. The important and special thing about WFMU is we are a FREE and INDEPENDENT station.

Supporting WFMU does not leave you coming away with “just” the station’s security either, oh no – there are PRIZES to be had!
http://www.wfmu.org/marathon/tch.shtml

DO or DIY presents Gwilly Edmondez Sings Chart Sweep
WFMU Marathon 2014 CD
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Listeners of the show and the station will be very familiar with the Chart Sweep phenomenon, and that we had Gwilly Edmondez sing Chart Sweep specially for the show recently.  It went down so well that listeners requested this be our 2014 Marathon Premium.  And so be it!  Gwilly went back into the studio and recorded the whole thing for us.  And it can be yours too!

To pledge to our show on WFMU please go to the pledge widget on this page or follow this link: https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/pledge.php?pr=PL
If you do not follow this widget/link or pledge from elsewhere on the WFMU site may be pledging for another show, or whoever is on the air at the time.  So to ensure that you do pledge for our show then PLEDGE HERE or DO SO WHILE WE ARE ON THE AIR, and all will be fine.

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Thank you for your support, and thank you WFMU for giving so much.

Shutter – Print Edition for sale

As part of our SHUTTER solo exhibition at Leeds College of Art we are pleased to make available a very limited edition of 2 B/W giclee prints, both in an edition of 20.  We are selling these at a very reasonable price as a result of actually wanting you to have them rather than adhering to the art gallery rules of making things too expensive and unavailable to most people.

All prices are in US Dollars and INCLUDE postage and packing.  Please note, we are offering a large discount if you buy BOTH at once.  Paypal links below.

Asleep 1 12 inches x 12 inches

Asleep 1
12 inches x 12 inches

ASLEEP 1 - UK – price including P&P: $40
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ASLEEP 1 - EUROPE – price including P&P: $50
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ASLEEP 1 - ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $60
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Asleep 2 12 inches x 12 inches

Asleep 2
12 inches x 12 inches

ASLEEP 2 - UK – price including P&P: $40
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ASLEEP 2 - EUROPE – price including P&P: $50
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ASLEEP 2 - ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $60
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BUY BOTH – UK – price including P&P: $60
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BUY BOTH – EUROPE – price including P&P: $70
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BUY BOTH – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $80
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ERGO PHIZMIZ on DO or DIY

ERGO PHIZMIZ Shoots Peas on DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU
Monday 10 February 2014 @7pm-8pm NY Time (that’s midnight on Monday evening UK) Listen http://wfmu.org & broadcasting at 91.1 fm New York, at 90.1 fm in Hudson Valley

PLAYLIST here http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/54387

Ergo Phizmiz on WFMU

Ergo Phizmiz takes us on a magical mystery tour into the workings of the world of his Wild West dream odyssey “PEASHOOT“, which opens in August 2014 at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, London. Expect an artist’s notebook falling to pieces, 1920s English versions of Cowboy tunes, a yodelling extravaganza, Jodorowsky waltzing with Morricone, thunder, lightning, rain and Marlene Dietrich.

PEASHOOT-LOGO-DOORDIY

http://ergophizmiz.blogspot.co.uk/

Ergo Phizmiz

Artist statement for People Like Us

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognised as an influential and pioneering figure in the still growing area of sampling, appropriation and cutting up of found footage and archives.  Working under the name People Like Us, Vicki specialises in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use. In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. The ongoing sound art radio show ‘DO or DIY’ on WFMU has had over a million “listen again” downloads. since 2003. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb.

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