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Tai Shani, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us)

Friday 02 November 2012, 19:00 to 22:00 (Season pass £20/£18: Call Box Office to book a season pass)

And Of The Brimming Freeze Frame

An exclusive new performance by Tai Shani, following which Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) will introduce a screening of her new feature film.

Tai's And of the Brimming Freeze Frame will create a dream-time California through the many eyes of Annie Paradise, the protagonist of the unpublished memoirs of an actress who lost her linguistic capacity, then her hearing and finally her sight. Using film, live dance and musical performers, and a complex sound-world experienced by the audience through headphones, this is a fractured narrative told by three voices emanating from three different temporal spaces that coalesce into one synchronous chorus.

Tai Shani is an artist living and working in London. Fantastical and cinematic, Shani's performances and films contain multilayered and self-reflexive narratives that are collapsing departures from obscure historical dramatizations or abstracted adaptations of films, plays and books. Referencing early science fiction, Greek tragedy and theatrical spectacle, chaotic, a-historical and non-linear in form, Shani's work explores fictional strategies, non-observed fictions, the cinematic memory, as well as conflicting temporal structures in the 'real' and the mediated. And of the Brimming Freeze Frame comprises a fractured narrative told by three voices emanating from three different temporal spaces that coalesce into one synchronous chorus and then discord and retract back into singularity. Referencing mythologies surrounding the Janus, Annie Paradise is the protagonist of the unpublished memoirs of an actress who lost her linguistic capacity, then her hearing and finally her sight. Of the Brimming Freeze Frame dismantles and lays flat an entire fiction into one non-hierarchical surface incorporating fragments from the screen adaptation, abstract animations, diorama's and a live score by Kirsten Norrie/MacGillivray.

Since 1991 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 mix, manipulate and rework original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film, television and radio. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, 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. People Like Us have just completed a new live a/v set "The Magical Misery Tour" commissioned by Sound and Music, premiered at The Sound Of Fear at London's Southbank Centre in September 2011. In March 2012, Vicki curated Radio Boredcast, a 744 hour radio station for AV Festival 12, which is now archived at WFMU.

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