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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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Citation City at Dundee Contemporary Arts

People Like Us will perform Citation City at Dundee Contemporary Arts on 23 November 2016 at 7.30pm.  Price £5.  This performance of Citation City will be preceded by a selection of short films and a brief interval. http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/people-like-us-citation-city

Here’s a Q&A: http://www.dca.org.uk/stories/article/qa-with-creator-of-citation-city-vicki-bennett

PLU & WFMU docs double bill at Brighton Cinecity

On 18 November 2015 there will be a double bill of the WFMU doc “Sex and Broadcasting” and the People Like Us doc “Nothing Can Turn Into A Void” at Brighton Cinecity, at Sallis Benney Theatre.  http://www.cine-city.co.uk/cinecity-13th-brighton-film-festival-2015/calendar-2015/#21

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Respective links:
http://www.cine-city.co.uk/festival-event/nothing-can-turn-into-a-void/
http://www.cine-city.co.uk/festival-event/sex-and-broadcasting/

Also at the same festival on 21 November 2015, People Like Us will perform Citation City at the same venue.  http://www.cine-city.co.uk/festival-event/citation-city-people-like-us/

Citation City at Brighton Cinecity Festival

People Like Us will perform Citation City at Brighton Cinecity (say that fast!) on 21 November 2015 at Sallis Benney Theatre on Grand Parade, Brighton at 7.15pm.  http://www.cine-city.co.uk/festival-event/citation-city-people-like-us/

Also on at the same festival and venue on 18 November 2015 will be a double bill of the WFMU doc “Sex and Broadcasting” with the People Like Us doc “Nothing Can Turn Into A Void”.  http://www.cine-city.co.uk/cinecity-13th-brighton-film-festival-2015/calendar-2015/#21

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Citation City in NY and Baltimore!

People Like Us will present Citation City in two cities this week –
WFMU’s Monty Hall on Saturday 24 October at 8pm:
Event info here
PEOPLE LIKE US present Citation City
and
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT : M.C.SCHMIDT (Matmos), JASON WILLETT, MAX EILBACHER
M.C. Schmidt is one half of the acclaimed electronic duo Matmos. As half of Matmos, Schmidt has worked with Terry Riley, Bjork, The Kronos Quartet, Peter Rehberg, the INA/GRM, Rrose, Marshall Allen, Horse Lords, People Like Us, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Antony Hegarty, William Basinski and many more.
Jason Willett is an American musician, known largely for his work with experimental rock groups including Half Japanese, Can Openers, Pleasant Livers, X-Ray Eyes, The Dramatics, The Jaunties, The Attitude Robots, Leprechaun Catering, and many more. He has also made records with Ruins, Jac Berrocal, James Chance, Jon Rose, Michael Evans, Ron Anderson, Benb Gallaher, Mick Hobbs, Chris Cutler, Little Howlin Wolf, Yamatsuka Eye & his various pet ducks.
Max Eilbacher is a sound and video artist working with a wide variety of electronics, both sampled and synthetic. Deemed “American Midi Primitivism” by the New Yorker and “An algorithm most likely to fail” by the Village Voice.
—then—
The Red Room
, Baltimore on Wednesday 28 October at 9pm:
Event info here
PEOPLE LIKE US present Citation City
and
MATT WESTON Electro-acoustic percussionist Matt Weston performs a solo improvisation as only he can.