Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Video © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

Gregory Bennett Panorama, still

Dimensions:
8:43 minutes

Description:
DV video. Image © Gregory Bennett. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2010

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Gregory Bennett
Panorama

Panorama is a video work which employs 3-D animation to create views of intricate digital colonies featuring digitally generated and animated figures and environments.

A generic animated figure is employed as a building block in the creation of these works which assemble and reassemble the replicated figure into units of performed actions, loops and cycles, creating ongoing series of patterns of movement vocabulary situated in a range of architectural settings.

Drawing on diverse influences, including the photographic studies of Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne-Jules Marey, the 1930s Hollywood dance choreography of Busby Berkeley, video game visualizations, and a range of literary and visual conceptions of utopia and dystopia, the works embrace an unembellished digital aesthetic with regard to its image rendering.

Thematic concerns include issues such as the individual versus group dynamics, reflections on crowd behaviours (convergence and contagion theory), the ontological status of the automaton, modularity and automation in the creation and behaviours of the ‘digital multitude’, and the exploration of the choreographic interplay between moving figure and environment,in works that can be read as simultaneously utopian and dystopian.

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