The Doors of Perspection, 2011
Single-channel HD video
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This film was originally screened as part of a solo show of the same name at Vitrine Gallery in London from July-September 2011.
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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.