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Gone, Gone Beyond 360 Surround A/V Movie

“Hey, hey, have you ever tried… reaching out to the other side?”

Tickets
OSLO Black Box Teater present KinoKammer in collaboration with nyMusikk
13-16 October 2021
https://blackbox.no/en/e5115e56-702e-41a2-badb-cb21d1626082/

IPSWICH DanceEast as part of SPILL FESTIVAL
28-30 October 2021
https://www.danceeast.co.uk/performances/gone-gone-beyond-au21/

BRIGHTON Attenborough Centre (ACCA)
4-6 November 2021
https://www.attenboroughcentre.com/events/4028/gone-gone-beyond/

LONDON Barbican Centre
10-13 November 2021
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2021/event/people-like-us-gone-gone-beyond

CANTERBURY The Gulbenkian Centre
21-23 April 2022
https://thegulbenkian.co.uk/events/gone-gone-beyond/

Gone, Gone Beyond is an immersive a/v spatial cinema work by People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), which breaks the rectangle, smashing the thin screen into tiny fragments, looking beyond the frame, climbing through to see what’s behind.  

The initial work was commissioned by Naut Humon, the founder of immersive theatre project RML CineChamber, Gone, Gone Beyond is a 10 screen / 8 speaker piece, with seamless wrap around projection and surround sound where the audience sit inside. It comprises of movie and musical compositions, animated and sample-based/musique concrète collage juxtaposed with content filmed/recorded by the artist, all sewn together in a giant patchwork. Pull on a thread and watch whole new narratives expand and unravel all at once on a 360º palette. The project has been a work in progress since 2017, and is showing for the first time in Autumn 2021 in feature length format.  

The works title and underlying concepts come from the Heart Sutra, a key Buddhist text, describing how all phenomena are empty in form yet ultimately interconnected. The last lines of the Heart Sutra say ‘gate gate pāragate pārasamgate bodhi svāhā’, which means “gone, gone beyond, gone beyond that a bit more, and then beyond that a bit further”. This reflects perfectly the action of going beyond the frame to where there are no edges to the narrative – just emptiness.  

Gone, Gone Beyond 2021 Trailer

In this 360º format, time and space becomes elasticated, with the use of collaged video furthering the reflection on how information comes to us as fragments and that nothing is fixed. A new narrative-thread is woven in the mind of each viewer every time the work is seen, limited only to that exact time and space – just as the Heart Sutra reminds us that the only constant is change, and everything is related with no fixed source.

The initial in-process tester movie screened in San Francisco in October 2017 at RML’s own Recombinant Festival at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Since then the work has been in development, with a private screening event in April 2019 Goldsmiths SIML (with thanks to Sound and Music’s New Voices programme) for potential partners. The work will screen in Oslo (Black Box Teater/nyMusikk), Ipswich (SPILL Festival DanceEast), Brighton (Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts (ACCA)) and London (Barbican), in Autumn 2021 and Canterbury (The Gulbenkian Centre) in April 2022.

Reviews:
Scenekunst

http://www.scenekunst.no/sak/psykedelisk-meditasjon/ (translated file)
Shakespeare Tidsskrift
http://shakespearetidsskrift.no/2021/10/pa-tide (translated file)
Klassekampen
https://klassekampen.no/utgave/2021-10-16/en-kveld-pa-kammerset (translated file)
Ballade
https://www.ballade.no/kunstmusikk/lasse-marhaug-og-people-like-us-dystopisk-stoyfilm-fra-groruddalen-og-eit-draumebad-i-kinokjensler/ (translated file)

We gratefully acknowledge support from SPILL Festival of Performance, presented in partnership with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) and Barbican. Supported by Recombinant Media Labs (RML), DanceEast, nyMusikk, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and Arts Council England. Developed as part of Sound and Music’s New Voices Programme.

ALL COMMISSION ENQUIRIES OR BOOKINGS FOR GONE, GONE BEYOND ARE TO BE DONE DIRECTLY WITH US THROUGH OUR CONTACT PAGE.

INTERVIEW about Gone, Gone Beyond with Hearty White

Artist Statement: People Like Us

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling and collage as folk art sourced from the palette of contemporary media and technology, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant. 

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, Whitechapel Gallery, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, V&A, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Venice Biennale, 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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More Soup and Tart, Barbican Theatre, London

More Soup and Tart
15 April 2011
Barbican Theatre

Tickets: £15–£25 ****SOLD OUT!!!!****
Includes food
Time: 7.30pm

For one night only! Over 30 of the most exciting artists working across visual art,
film, music, dance and theatre each give a two-minute performance that follows a
light dinner of soup and tart, in the spirit of Jean Dupuy’s legendary 1974-75
events at The Kitchen, New York.

Featuring:
Penny Arcade / Edwina Ashton / Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) / Simon Bookish / John Butcher / Rosemary Butcher / William Cobbing / Martin Creed / Jeremiah Day / Dog Kennel Hill Project / Tim Etchells / Marcia Farquhar / Stewart Home / Mikhail Karikis / Hilary Koob-Sassen / Andrew Kotting / Sam Lee / Christian Marclay / Frauke Requardt, Tai Shani / Holly Slingsby / Ryan Styles / Simon Vincenzi / Mark Aerial Waller / Jennifer Walshe and Tom Woolner and more. Plus a special film contribution by Michael Clark.

For more information, click here
http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=11727 .
Tickets £15-25, and includes a dinner of vegetable soup and apple tart, made by
Searcy’s restaurant.

Book now… http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=11727