New THE THE single video edited by People Like Us

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People Like Us have edited the video for the new THE THE single “Can’t Stop What’s Coming”

7″ limited edition single from THE THE – featuring Matt Johnson, Zeke Manyika, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja Kullersten, Chris Whitten and Iain Berryman.

Trailer edited by Vicki Bennett / People Like Us from footage taken from the documentary The Inertia Variations directed by Johanna St Michaels.

Released through Cineola.

Music available to purchase through iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheThe-WCSWCSingleiT

People Like Us on panel at Splice Festival

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Vicki will be on a panel about sampling at Splice Festival at Rich Mix in London at 7.30pm on 26 May 2017.

Sampling in AV : Panel Discussion

With archives opening up and online memes and supercuts now commonplace, has video sampling finally come of age? A discussion panel around the use and abuse of audiovisual sampling and it’s many challenges faced by artists working in this genre, whether creative, technical or legal. Ben Sheppee of Light Rhythm Visuals chairs the panel and discusses issues with some of the pioneers of the art-form.
Graham Daniels (Addictive TV | Orchestra of Samples | Splice Festival co-producer)
Vicki Bennett (People Like Us)
Brian Kane (EBN)
Gardner Post (EBN)
Matt Black (Coldcut)
Johnny Wilson (Eclectic Method)

http://www.splicefestival.com/friday-26th-may/
http://www.splicefestival.com/tickets/
http://www.splicefestival.com/line-up/vicki-bennett/

Abridged Too Far album now on Vinyl on Discrepant

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PEOPLE LIKE US – ABRIDGED TOO FAR [Discrepant LP CREP41]
Release date 31st March 2017 – available now!

ABRIDGED TOO FAR is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums. First released in digital-only form in 2004 exclusively for UbuWeb, this album includes Vicki’s John Peel session and performances for WFMU, amongst others, both from 2003, and now comes packaged with brand new artwork designed by Vicki Bennett.

Abridged Too Far LP – UK – price including P&P: $21.50
Buy in UK

Abridged Too Far LP – EUROPE – price including P&P: $22.50
Buy in rest of Europe

Abridged Too Far LP – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $24
Buy in rest of world

Kollasj! in Oslo

Kollasj!  People Like Us will be in Oslo doing a week of Collage-based events for children. 

Kollasj! at Kulturtanken – 8-12 May 2017
A week of concerts specially for school children.
http://www.dks.osloskolen.no/produksjon/1005598kulturtanken.no/tankebloggen/2
Part of a larger event of contemporary art for young people:
Live videokollasj
: People Like Us / Vicki Bennett
Live vinylkollasj: Lasse Marhaug
Live musikkverkkollasj: Nordic Voices / Kjell Tore innervik / Guro Skumsnes Moe / Christian Meaas Svendsen
Popp-up: Marcus Andreassen and Nina Bing

A collaboration between nyMusikk , Culture tank and DKS Oslo

Only Connect Kids: Collage at nyMusikk – 13 May 2017
A music festival for children! At Central is the festival day for all the families who are interested in music, vinyl, dance, cut and paste and film.
http://nymusikk.no/no/hva-skjer/kollasj

Hearty White Reads The Fundamental Questions

Here’s a reading from The Fundamental Questions by Hearty White.

I am an artist, although I prefer the term Illustrator, and I make my living as a freelance contractor · I am an artist, always starting a new project · I am an artist, and a musician · I am an Artist, Animator, and SEO apprentice at a Reno area Start Up Company called TCNABN · i am an artist, i like piano (Bach, blue , jazz) · I am an artist, intellectual, eclectic, liberal, unconventional, fringe, respectable, obstinate, resilient and determined · I am an artist, I read, watch too much TV, play too many video games, and make plans to watch too many classic films that I never get around to · I am an artist, like art, even going to the opera but also enjoy watching football · I Am an artist, love painting and drawing, sculpture & photo · I am an artist, Continue reading

Artist statement for People Like Us

Vicki Bennett - press photoPeople Like Us 2016

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognised as an influential and pioneering figure in the still growing area of sampling, appropriation and cutting up of found footage and archives.  Working under the name People Like Us, Vicki specialises in the manipulation and reworking of original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film and radio. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use. In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, V&A, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi 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. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb.
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BIOGRAPHY

Under the name “People Like Us,” artist Vicki Bennett has been making work available via CD, DVD and vinyl releases, radio broadcasts, concert appearances, gallery exhibits and online streaming and distribution for 25 years. Since her first publication in 1992, Bennett has developed an immediately recognisable aesthetic repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling and appropriation as folk art sourced from the palette of contemporary media and technology, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant.

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People Like Us/Vicki Bennett Filmography

“Gone, Gone Beyond” 10 Screen / 8 Speaker work, in progress [2016-2017]
Can’t Stop What’s Coming” video edit for THE THE [2017]
Optimized! Expanded Radio & Artist Residency at WFMU with People Like Us & Let’s Paint TV” documentary film [2016]
Optimized! Special: The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon – At Union Square, Manhattan” documentary edited by Vicki Bennett [2016]
Ultimate Care II Excerpt 5” – official video for Matmos [2015]
Nothing Can Turn Into A Void” – documentary film about People Like Us edited by Vicki Bennett and directed by Carl Abrahamsson [2015]
CCCitations” [2015]
Citation City” (live performance) [2015]
“Art Heist” (film – under construction) [2015-]
“The Big Sleep” [2014]
“BLINK” [2014]
Notations UK Tour Travelogue” documentary [2013]
“We Are Not Amused” [2013]
“The Golem – An Inanimate Matter” [2013]
“Notations”
 [2013]
“Gesture Piece” [2013]
“BWPWAP” [2013] Continue reading