Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens
16-18 MARCH 2018
What is UbuWeb? Is an archive capable to propose a different sort of art history? 3 days of talks and workshops in order to explore this and other shadow libraries.
People Like Us will be part of an UbuWeb conference in Athens later this month. It will include artist talks and group discussions, workshops and a WORLD PREMIERE of a work in progress version of our new single screen a/v performance The Mirror. Yes, we’ve not quite finished it yet (!) but this is too good a platform to not use since UbuWeb is our internet home. Tickets for The Mirror: http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG2098/
More info on the conference and how to attend here: http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG2018/
People Like Us will be doing an artist presentation, a workshop about process, and a performance. All info is at the above url.
Saturday 17th March – Talk
As part of EMST Symposium: Shadow Libraries
18:00-21:00 National Museum of Contemporary Art
Most creative work only becomes visible to the audience once it is finished and published. It is rare that one gets to experience the journey that a creator undertakes while making work. It almost seems to be a secret, prohibited to be exposing production methods. But how can we learn without access to these methods? Vicki will reflect upon 25 years of creating audiovisual media, sharing information and insights on how she edits and outputs large scale works using preexisting material.
Sunday 18th March – Workshop: Exquisite Corpse
15:00-18:00 Exhibition Hall, Onassis Cultural Center
The game ‘Exquisite Corpse’ (also known as ‘Consequences’) is related to the creative process, whether that be the laying out of notes for a text, making a storyboard or the construction of a film narrative. It is an index of possibilities and daydreams that in fact need no end outcome, it is all about the journey. When played as a ‘game’ it’s an entertaining way of finding out about one’s own memory, making visible the hidden patchwork quilt of an individual’s knowledge banks – hinting at how we make connections within ourselves and to each other all the time. We are able to visualise the scope for making tangents within the overall journey where every direction is permitted, and sometimes discover the limitations of our own hard circuitry (our memories). With internet search engines, forums and databases we are not limited to just our own recollection of a song or a text or a movie scene, we can search other peoples memory banks too through keyword searches – the whole of the internet is a massive thesaurus of unrealised new connections and potential creations.
This is not a results-driven workshop, more a discussion on how to use process to release the potential beyond our own habitual thinking.
Sunday 18th March – A/V Performance: The Mirror
22:00 At The National Film Archive
Greek Film Archive Foundation (48, Iera Odos & 134-136 Megalou Alexandrou Str.)
Free admission – The distribution of entrance tickets begins one hour before the event.
We are pleased to announce a new audiovisual immersive cinema performance by People Like Us called The Mirror, which will be performed from March 2018 worldwide.
Vicki Bennett produces audio-visual, moving image works and live performance for audiences at festivals and galleries across the world. The Mirror is a live a/v performance which splices together movie snippets with unique sample-based music exploring the masks that we wear represented through the lens, using parallel narratives across the screen to depict an ever-changing stream, rather than a singular, fixed being, narrative or moment in time.
18 March 2018 – Athens Greek Film Archive Foundation (as part of Shadow Libraries: UbuWeb in Athens, organised and produced by the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens) – tickets/info
13 April 2018 – Liverpool FACT – tickets
17 April 2018 – Belfast Film Festival at Crescent Arts Centre – tickets
20 April 2018 – London Cafe Oto – tickets
21 April 2018 – Birmingham Flatpack Festival – tickets
12 May 2018 – London Splice Festival, at Rich Mix – tickets
Autumn – Newcastle (venue details coming later)
Autumn – Brighton (venue details coming later) Continue reading
We are pleased to let you know that we will perform our new audiovisual work The Mirror at Flatpack Festival in Birmingham on 21 April 2018 at The Engine Room.
Full details here:
The WFMU Fundraising Marathon 2018 starts today, Sunday 4 March and runs for two weeks. People Like Us has had a radio show on WFMU since 2003 and been played on the station for waaay longer than that. WFMU has supported People Like Us immensely, artistically and gifted us with lots of new friends. It makes our world a much richer place. Two of these friends we will co-host with this coming week. Tune in and please pledge. It’s a great two weeks of the year. The marathon is also great fun. Lots of co-hosting, and lots of marathon prizes to be had. Tune in, and involve yourself.
Wednesday 7 March : 9am – Noon (NY Time) Vicki Co-Hosts with Ken
pledge for Ken’s show: http://pledge.wfmu.org/donate/KF
Listen to the archive here
Thursday 8 March : 7pm – 8pm (NY Time) Vicki Co-Hosts with Hearty White
pledge for Hearty White’s show: http://pledge.wfmu.org/donate/HA
Listen to the archive here
Belfast Film Festival and Sonorities present a new live-cinema performance by People Like Us titled “The Mirror”. This immersive audio-visual piece uses sampling and collage to explore concepts of inward reflection, outward reflection and projection into the beyond.
People Like Us play Sounds Like This Festival in Leeds at Hyde Park Cinema on 20 March 2018, doing a combination from four different previous performances, celebrating (at least!) 25 years of People Like Us.. More info here: https://www.soundslikethis.co.uk/
We recently had some problems with our Contact Form breaking. It’s fixed now. Apologies for that break in intermission!
People Like Us / Matmos / Wobbly “Wide Open Spaces” LP (CREP52)
Release Date: 23rd February 2018 (taking pre-orders now)
Discrepant is pleased to announce the reissue of a “Wide Open Spaces”, a collaborative LP by Wobbly, People Like Us and Matmos.
Yes! A NEW PEOPLE LIKE US ALBUM! The never before released soundtrack to the People Like Us live a/v performance (and now stand alone film) Citation City.
Buy it here now on bandcamp: