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The Doors of Perspection, 2011
Single-channel HD video
For screening enquiries use the contact form on this site
This film was originally screened as part of a solo show of the same name at Vitrine Gallery in London from July-September 2011.
Download at UbuWeb
The work is created using a technique that expands film scenes beyond the conventional screen ratio. The finished result reveals beautiful panoramic views of the background landscapes as captured by the panning camera, effectively allowing film scenes to be seen as never before.
Vicki Bennett’s new works bear a relation to the British Vorticism movement of the early 20th Century, taking a Futurist approach to image making whilst attempting to capture dynamic movement with still images. Vicki often utilises digital technology to apply analogue techniques and for more than a decade has used rotoscoping in her short films and live audio‐visual performance to mask, cut and place objects elsewhere on screen. During her commission for The Great North Run Cultural Programme 2009 (see Parade vimeo.com/peoplelikeus/parade-2009) she developed the process for expanding film outside its frame and began work on this new series shortly after.
Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 8pm – 9pm (NY time) on DO or DIY
Carl Stone is checking in from his summertime perch in Umbria. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan.
Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 8pm – 9pm (NY time) on DO or DIY
Andrew Sharpley Mix for WFMU
Late of various obscure nineties European electronic bands, inc. Stock Hausen and Walkman, Dummy Run, a&e, etc (no i haven’t heard of them either), Andrew Sharpley is currently operative at an address surprisingly close to where you live.
People Like Us are currently developing a new live A/V set with a working title of Horror Collage*.
*Please note – this new live set now has a permanent name of “The Magical Misery Tour” – more details here.
People Like Us – “Horror Collage”
Live A/V performance from Vicki Bennett/People Like Us.
Sourcing from over 100 horror movies, People Like Us reflect upon narratives that occur and repeat within the horror genre. By grouping common concepts, and creating contextually related sample music compositions, entirely new stories emerge.
Horror Collage will be premiered at The Purcell Room in London’s Southbank Centre on
3rd September 2011 at “Sound Of Fear”.
We recommend you book tickets NOW for Sound Of Fear Part 1 via the link below, or contact the Southbank Centre box office on Box Office on 0844 875 0074. The Purcell Room isn’t that big and the festival may be quite popular – so you have been warned!
Interview with Sound and Music here