The Quietus | News | Vicki Bennett on Tour with New Project, “Gone, Gone Beyond”

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British artist Vicki Bennett, also known as People Like Us, will present a new audiovisual space cinema experience next week, called Gone, gone beyond.

Presented as a 360º immersive project, Gone, gone beyond uses 10 screens and six speakers to create an experience with enveloping projection and spatialized sound where the audience is seated inside. A press release explains that “he uses edited collages sewn together in a giant quilt, adding:” The title and underlying concept of the work come from the Buddhist text Heart Sutra, and its paradoxical claim that form is emptiness and emptiness is form. People Like Us wants to put the public in a state beyond the frame, behind both the physical canvas, the images of the video and the expectations of consciousness.

Commissioned by Naut Humon, founder of the immersive theater project Recombinant Music Labs CineChamber, Gone, gone beyond is a work in progress since 2017 and will premiere on October 28 at the SPILL Festival in Ipswich, before also being presented at Brighton’s Attenborough Center for the Creative Arts, the Barbican in London and the Gulbenkian in Canterbury until in November.

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