For those of you going to see the The The Comeback Special in various venues across Europe and the US, you might be interested to know that the video backdrop was produced and edited by People Like Us.
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 since 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 collage 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. Most of the People Like Us back catalogue has been available for free online since 2002. For many artists, profit and publicity is more likely through free distribution (the gift economy) than independent publishers and distributors, which often struggle with limited resources. Online self-distribution allows an artist to keep their work available, resolving a tension between label production costs and the desire of an artist for work to be available. UbuWeb generously hosts the discography and filmography of People Like Us.
People Like Us have edited the video for the new THE THE single “We 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