Thursday, August 6, 2020

Irene Moon as featured artist: First Person, Fourth Wall by People Like Us

Hallwalls Artist in Residence (HARP)


Vicki Bennett (PeopleLikeUs) is Hallwalls Artist in Residence (HARP) at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY from 2019-2020. 

For Vicki's First Person, Fourth Wall project Irene Moon, along with other artists, were invited to contribute an audio-visual interpretation around the theme.  Of course, Irene gave a lecture about insects in a piece titled Part of the Class. This was happening anyway as she was teaching entomology online around that time. 

Image from "Part of the Class" by Irene Moon

First Person, Fourth Wall by People Like Us (Vicki Bennett)

This multi-tiered project features an onsite new film and 6 channel audio collage work in the Hallwalls gallery, a virtual film retrospective, and a series of online micro-commissions programmed by the artist, where collaborators across the field of visual, audio and textual art respond to the subjects of first-person / the fourth wall. The retrospective screening features archive and new content from Vicki Bennett’s 30 years of creating work under the name People Like Us. To coincide with the exhibition will be a new second edition of her artist’s book The Fundamental Questions, all made possible in part with a major grant to HARP (Hallwalls Artists-in-Residence Project) from the Multidisciplinary program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a federal agency, with additional support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Visual Art Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), M&T Bank, and Erie County.

The commissions and elements from the onsite exhibition will be archived at, alongside visual elements on the accompanying web pages, which will be linked to with QR codes in the accompanying gallery brochure.

Featured artists:
Dina Kelberman, Buttress O’Kneel, Mark Hurst, Scott Williams, Irene Moon, Jasmin Basco, Matmos, id m theft able, Sheila B, Ergo Phizmiz,
 Yon Visell, Porest, David Shea, Carlo Patrão, Tim Maloney, Gwilly Edmondez, Wobbly, People Like Us, Peter Jaeger, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Adriene Lily, Micah Moses, Andrew Sharpley, Andie Brown, John Kilduff (Let’s Paint TV) and Hearty White.

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