Radio Boredcast Now Archived At WFMU!


We are very pleased to inform you that Radio Boredcast has now been archived in its entirety at WFMU.

Given that Radio Boredcast is a 744-hour online radio project, we consider today (20 June), The Longest Day, a most appropriate time to make this announcement. Curated by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) with AV Festival, Radio Boredcast responds to our ambiguous relationship with time – do we have too much or not enough? – celebrating the detail, complexity and depth of experience lost through our obsession with speed. BASIC.fm first hosted the project through the duration of AV Festival (1-31 March 2012) and now this unique and colossal archive is accessible for “Listen on Demand” at freeform radio station WFMU.

http://wfmu.org/playlists/zz

An impressive list of participants were invited to create new radio shows, audio works and mixes in response to the AV Festival theme “As Slow As Possible” and thematic playlists and contextual programming surround these creations.

The full list of participants are: Carl Stone, Pseu Braun & Alex Orlov, Touch, Rob Weisberg, Nicolas Collins, Andrew Lahman, Chris & Cosey, Jonathan Dean and Transmuteo, Cheese Snob Wendy, Kevin Nutt, Tony Coulter, Daniel Menche, Scott Williams, John Wynne, Chris Watson, Jem Finer and Longplayer, Tim Maloney, Ergo Phizmiz, Matmos, Dave Soldier, Charlie and Busy Doing Nothing, Andrew Sharpley, Nancy O Graham, Gwilly Edmondez, Anna Ramos & Roc Jiménez De Cisneros, Doug Horne, Irene Moon, David Suisman, Radio Web MACBA, Mark Gergis and Porest, Jez Riley French, Don Joyce, Carlo Patrao and Zepelim, Dorian Jones, Jason Willett, Zach Layton, Primate Arena with Alex Drool and Eran Sachs, David Toop, Dylan Nyoukis, Jared Blum and GiganteSound, Ed Pinsent, Adrian Philips aka Mr Rotorvator, Axel Stockburger, Craig Dworkin, Felix Kubin, People Like Us, Language Removal Services, Daniela Cascella, John Levack Drever, Joel Eaton, Clay Pigeon, Gudrun Gut, Charles Powne, Carl Abrahamsson, Andreas Bick and Silent Listening, Phantom Circuit, Patti Schmidt aka Wheelie Houdini, Leif Elggren, Ken Freedman, Erik Bünger, Douglas Benford, Christof Migone, BJNilsen, Andy Baio, Adam Thomas aka Preslav Literary School, Caroline Bergvall, Ken’s Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, Tapeworm, Brent Clough and The Night Air, Ilan Volkov, Nat Roe, Steven Ball, X41, The Long Now Foundation, Sharon Gal, Michael Ruby, Jonathan Leidecker, DJ/rupture, Gordon Monahan, Michael Cumella aka MAC, Lloyd Dunn and nula, DDDJJJ666, and Kenneth Goldsmith.. Thematic playlists run throughout from “Acconci” to “Zzz…” programmed by Vicki Bennett.
This has been a great project to curate and create, and although the theme is Slowness, we urge you to get over there now and have a listen!

Radio Boredcast wfmu.org/playlists/zz
Co-commissioned by AV Festival avfestival.co.uk and BASIC.fm basic.fm
Background on Radio Boredcast peoplelikeus.org/boredcast.html
WFMU wfmu.org/about.shtml

Vicki’s blog entry on the AV Festival site avfestival.co.uk/blog/2012/02/19/radio-boredcast-presents

THE ZONE… A Feature Length Film by Vicki Bennett

Update (2013) This film received a take down order from Mosfilm who represent Tarkovsky’s estate, so unfortunately you cannot see it at this point in time.  Read more about this.

THE ZONE
This first feature-length film by Vicki Bennett tells one story of two journeys to the promised land, the world where dreams can be made real and reality is like a dream. The relationship between narratives holds surprising coincidences and surreal tangents and departures as they both dance their (not so) merry dance to their shangri-la. The films sit side by side, staying loyal to the linear narrative, but editing the longer film to the length of the shorter. The film was structured so that the crossover point from monotone to colour in imagery occur at the same stage. This method of story telling is challenging, sometimes jarring, but one’s patience is paid off with delightful harmonies and synchronicities both in images and narrative occurring far more than either pure chance would dictate or the imagination construct. This film is inspired by the Chance Operations of John Cage, Cut-Up techniques of Gysin/Burroughs and Kurt Schwitters, and single shot/durational films (Andy Warhol, James Benning).

“Happiness for everybody! . . . Free! As much as you want! . . . Everybody come here! . . . There’s enough for everybody! . . . Nobody will leave unsatisfied! . . . Free! . . . Happiness! . . . Free!” – from Roadside Picnic (the novel that Stalker is loosely based on)

THE ZONE by VICKI BENNETT [2012] Trailer from Vicki WFMU on Vimeo.

Press photos here
Interview about The Zone by Alastair Cameron (Arnolfini, Bristol)
Review in The Wire (January 2013)

Dual screen movie HD file
1440 x 576
97 min 55 sec
Created 2012

STILLS



Screenings:

Arnolfini, Bristol, 2012
Transmediale, Berlin 2013 – cancelled due to takedown order

Welcome to the only official site for People Like Us and Vicki Bennett

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, films and radio shows that communicate a humorous, dark and often surreal view on life. These collages mix, manipulate and rework original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film, television 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, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi in Rome 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.

Vicki recently completed the creation of a new live a/v performance called “Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)“, which premiered at Transmediale in January 2013.  She is now working on a new film for improvising musicians called “Gesture Piece”.