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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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
Buy in UK

Welcome Abroad PRINT – EUROPE – price including P&P: $33
Buy in rest of Europe

Welcome Abroad PRINT – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $35
Buy in rest of world

 

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
Buy in UK

Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – EUROPE – price including P&P: $33
Buy in rest of Europe

Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $35
Buy in rest of world

 

Buy both prints at a discount

Buy both prints at a discount

BOTH PRINTS – UK – price including P&P: $45
Buy in UK

BOTH PRINTS – EUROPE – price including P&P: $47
Buy in rest of Europe

BOTH PRINTS – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $50
Buy in rest of world

Print Edition by Vicki Bennett

Title: Streetwalking
Medium: C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper
Dimensions: 914mm x 321mm
Year: 2011
Edition: 100 + 5 A/P

Title: In Retrospect
Medium: C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper
Dimensions: 671mm x 392mm
Year: 2011
Edition: 100 + 5 A/Ps
Co-published by Modern Empire and Vitrine Gallery

Streetwalking” and “In Retrospect” form part of a new series of digital collage works included in Vicki Bennett’s forthcoming exhibition at Vitrine Gallery. Bennett uses a unique technique to expand film scenes beyond their conventional screen ratio. The finished results reveal beautiful panoramic views of the background landscapes as captured by the panning camera, effectively allowing film scenes to be seen as never before.

Bearing a relation to the British Vorticism movement of the early 20th Century, Bennett takes a Futurist approach to image making, attempting to capture dynamic movement with still images. She 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 she developed the process for expanding film outside its frame and began work on this new series shortly after.

More on the Vitrine Gallery solo exhibition The Doors Of Perception here:
http://peoplelikeus.org/2011/the-doors-of-perspection-people-like-us-exhibition
In Retrospect and Streetwalking are available as limited edition C-type prints. They can be purchased separately or as a pair.

In Retrospect
Price: 100GBP (unframed) including UK P&P (see note at bottom for overseas purchases)

Streetwalking
Price: 100GBP (unframed) including UK P&P (see note at bottom for overseas purchases)


Streetwalking and In Retrospect
Price: 180GBP (unframed) including UK P&P (see note at bottom for overseas purchases)

Please note: for overseas purchases please contact Modern Empire for a postage quote before paying by Paypal. mail@modernempire.co.uk

The Doors Of Perspection – Photo Documentation

Here is some documentation of “The Doors Of Perspection” a solo exhibition held at Vitrine Gallery in Bermondsey Square, London, from July to September 2011.
Prints displayed in the gallery window are still available in a very limited edition (please contact us), and two smaller prints are still available from Modern Empire, details here.

List of Works in The Doors of Perspection
Mountage [2011]
C-type print on dibond, 1242mm x 235mm
Edition of 3, + 1 A/P
Commissioned by Touch
In Retrospect [2011]
C-type print on dibond, 1097mm x 638mm
Edition of 3, 1 A/P
Commissioned by Touch
Descending [2011]
C-type print on dibond, 1307mm x 645mm
Edition of 3, + 1 A/P
Commissioned by Touch
Time and Time Again [2011]
C-type print on dibond, 932mm x 264mm
Edition of 3, + 1 A/P
Commissioned by Touch
Streetwalking [2011]
C-type print on dibond, 1628mm x 567mm
Edition of 3, + 1 A/P
Commissioned by Touch
The Doors of Perspection [2011]
Single-channel HD video, length: 9:32
Edition of 5, + 1 A/P
Perpetuum Mobile [2011]
photo-collage, 1500mm x 355mm

Streetwalking Time and Time Again and Descending

Vitrine: Streetwalking, Time and Time Again and Descending

Time and Time Again

Time and Time Again

Descending and In Retrospect

Descending and In Retrospect

Vitrine Window

Vitrine Window

Vitrine Gallery

Vitrine Gallery and Bermondsey Square

Vitrine Gallery

Vitrine Gallery

Bermondsey Square

Bermondsey Square

Perpetuum Mobile

Making Perpetuum Mobile – this is not a dibond print but made by hand with individual photographs photomounted together

Print edition, in addition to the above works

This exhibition not only features large prints for sale on site at Vitrine Gallery, but also a special print edition featured here
Streetwalking [2011]
C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper, 914mm x 321mm
Edition of 100 + 5 A/Ps
In Retrospect [2011]
C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper, 671mm x 392mm Year: 2011
Edition of 100 + 5 A/Ps
Co-published by Modern Empire and Vitrine Gallery

Related posts:
Full info on The Doors Of Perspection
Video of preview of The Doors Of Perspection
Print edition coinciding with The Doors of Perspection

THE DOORS OF PERSPECTION – People Like Us Exhibition


Vitrine Gallery, Bermondsey Square, London
Fri 29 July – Sun 04 Sep 2011.
Daily 24‐hour. FREE.
Preview: Thursday 28 July 2011. 6‐10pm.

Vitrine Gallery presents The Doors of Perspection, an exhibition of new digital collage works by Vicki Bennett. The works are created using a unique technique developed by Bennett to expand film scenes beyond their conventional screen ratio. The finished results reveal beautiful panoramic views of the background landscapes as captured by the panning camera, effectively allowing film scenes to be seen as never before.

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. Bennett 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 she developed the process for expanding film outside its frame and began work on this new series shortly after.

This exhibition not only features large prints for sale on site at Vitrine Gallery, but also a special print edition featured here:
http://peoplelikeus.org/2011/print-edition-by-vicki-bennett/

Title: Streetwalking
Medium: C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper
Dimensions: 914mm x 321mm
Year: 2011
Edition: 100 + 5 A/Ps

Title: In Retrospect
Medium: C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper
Dimensions: 671mm x 392mm
Year: 2011
Edition: 100 + 5 A/Ps

Co-published by Modern Empire and Vitrine Gallery
Bennett is renowned for her audio‐visual collage, successfully releasing albums and touring her live performances under the name People Like Us since the early 1990s. Her Surrealist approach to creating moving image work involves subverting elements of found footage in order to create new meanings and connections. This is reflected in the titles of her works, albums and exhibitions, where letters slip around and one slight twist can create an absurd change of meaning.

The Doors of Perspection is curated by Iain Pate. The exhibition is commissioned by Touch.

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, and have made work using footage from the Prelinger Archives, The Internet Archive, and A/V Geeks. 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, Barbican, Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre 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.

People Like Us are currently touring their live audio‐visual set ‘Genre Collage’ and a new album, ‘Welcome Abroad’ was released on Illegal Art in May 2011.

Preview Event: Thursday 28 July 2011. 6‐10pm. Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey Square. FREE.

A collection of short films by Vicki Bennett/People Like Us ‐ including Excerpts from “Genre Collage” ‐ will be screened on loop throughout the evening, with an introduction by the artist at 7pm. There will also be musical accompaniment provided by Osymyso and Mainwaring & Jurgensen in the bar.

Full list of films being screened at the Preview Event ONLY:
“Burning” [1999]
“Discovering Electronic Music” [1999]
“Music Of Your Own” [1999]
“We Edit Life” [2002]
“Nothing” [2003]
“The Remote Controller” [2003]
“Resemblage” [2004]
“Story Without End” [2005]
“Trying Things Out” [2007]
“Live Excerpts” [2002-2007]
“Work, Rest & Play” [2007]
“Skew Gardens” [2008]
“Parade” [2009]
“Mull of Kintyre” (with Ergo Phizmiz) [2010]
Excerpts from “Genre Collage” [2009/10]
“The Keystone Cut Ups” (with Ergo Phizmiz) [2010]
“2’00” The Movie” [2011]

Press Enquiries: Alys Williams VITRINE GALLERY alys@vitrinegallery.co.uk – 07988239300
Press Release in pdf form

VITRINE GALLERY Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN (tube: London Bridge) www.vitrinegallery.co.uk ‐ info at vitrinegallery.co.uk

Review: http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk/news/vicki-bennett-the-doors-of-perspection-preview-report/9758
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/the-doors-of-perspection–picture-preview-2328362.html

Print Edition coincides solo gallery show in London

Title: Streetwalking
Medium: C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper
Dimensions: 914mm x 321mm
Year: 2011
Edition: 100 + 5 A/P

Title: In Retrospect
Medium: C-Type Print on Matt Fuji Archive Paper
Dimensions: 671mm x 392mm
Year: 2011
Edition: 100 + 5 A/Ps
Co-published by Modern Empire and Vitrine Gallery

Streetwalking” and “In Retrospect” form part of a new series of digital collage works included in Vicki Bennett’s forthcoming exhibition at Vitrine Gallery. Bennett uses a unique technique to expand film scenes beyond their conventional screen ratio. The finished results reveal beautiful panoramic views of the background landscapes as captured by the panning camera, effectively allowing film scenes to be seen as never before.

Bearing a relation to the British Vorticism movement of the early 20th Century, Bennett takes a Futurist approach to image making, attempting to capture dynamic movement with still images. She 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 she developed the process for expanding film outside its frame and began work on this new series shortly after.

More on the Vitrine Gallery solo exhibition The Doors Of Perception here:
http://peoplelikeus.org/2011/the-doors-of-perspection-people-like-us-exhibition

In Retrospect and Streetwalking are available as limited edition C-type prints. They can be purchased separately or as a pair.

In Retrospect
Price: 100GBP (unframed) including UK P&P (see note at bottom for overseas purchases)

Streetwalking
Price: 100GBP (unframed) including UK P&P (see note at bottom for overseas purchases)


Streetwalking and In Retrospect
Price: 180GBP (unframed) including UK P&P (see note at bottom for overseas purchases)

Please note: for overseas purchases please contact Modern Empire for a postage quote before paying by Paypal. mail@modernempire.co.uk.

New work in La Scatola Gallery, London

‘Modern Empire’ at La Scatola Gallery
24.05.2011 – 04.06.2011

La Scatola is pleased to present “Modern Empire” a group show with artists
Vicki Bennett, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Alec Finlay, Sandy Grant, Susie Green,
Russell Maurice and Inken Reinert



Modern Empire commissions and produces print editions by emerging and established artists.

Modern Empire’s first public exhibition, at La Scatola, includes original drawings, paintings, collage, photography, and sculpture, illustrating the broad range of practice among the artists they work with. The show celebrates the launch of new print editions by Sandy Grant, Russell Maurice and Inken Reinert.

For some of the artists the process of creating a print is a complete departure from their regular artistic output, providing new techniques and tools to explore in order to express artistic ideas. For others, printmaking is already an existing aspect of their output and the opportunity is one in which the relationship to a print publisher creates a new context to develop an idea.

Modern Empire fosters a close relationship between the artist and an established print workshop or technician. The results are affordable, limited editions prints, which are available to purchase through Modern Empire online.

PRIVATE VIEW
Tuesday 24.05.2011 – from 6 to 9PM

Further information about the artists and editions at www.modernempire.co.uk

La Scatola Gallery, 1 Snowden Street, London EC2A 2DQ (Entrance through corner of Worship St with Appold St)

People Like Us at Satellite Vitrine Gallery, Covent Garden London

People Like Us will be showing films as part of the private view (only) at Replica, an exhibition by Satellite Vitrine Gallery at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London on

Friday 8th April 2011.
RELICA launches Satellite Vitrine Gallery, showcasing mixed media work by five artists: Edwin Burdis, Katherine Gardner, Ludovica Gioscia, Rennard Milner and Robin Kirsten. The show brings together works that use found media material re-imagined.

LAUNCH EVENT & Private View
Satellite Vitrine Gallery presents a series of screenings, performances and music. Works included use found media footage, creating montage from film clips, TV, lyrics and music; expanding the exhibition premise into time-based media.
Cinema at 5.30pm (30 minutes)

‘GLUE GUN’ Screening with works by Andrew Gaston, George Barber, Noah Angell and People Like Us; artists who use found film, TV or internet footage cut, pasted and re-wroked.

Games Room from 6pm
6 – 9pm: Private View & Performances by James Stopforth and Leah Capaldi happening intermittently.

9pm til LATE: Dean Brannagan and Natasha Rees will present a continuous, collaborative sequence of music, video and sounds that echo the themes of RELICA.

Curated by Alys Williams and Katherine Gardner.
satellite VITRINE GALLERY at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ