Short video art piece by the UK's Vicki Bennett (AKA People Like Us)
Curated by Monty Cantsin
Total Runtime: 0:10:15
From her program on WFMU to her work cutting up the archives of the BBC to her collaborations with artists like Matmos, Vicki Bennett has established herself as one of the world's foremost A/V collagists. This piece from 2002, "We Edit Life" was commissioned by Lovebytes in partnership with the Studio of the North.
"Experimenters in visual perception are using computers to create weird and random patterns that never occur in real life to find out what and how people see when these patterns are shown to them. The art of computer graphics is only in its infancy yet it is already stimulating creative thought in far out areas where research is likely to get complex and unwieldy. If offers not only the means to quicken the pace of discovery but an ideal of communicating what we may discover..."