Welcome to the only official site for People Like Us and Vicki Bennett
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, amongst others, Tate Modern, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. She has an ongoing sound art radio show 'DO or DIY' on WFMU. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb.
Recently Vicki created a film for live improvising artists/musicians NOTATIONS which toured the UK with TUSK/Sound & Music, a film with 7 artist soundtracks GESTURE PIECE, films for Animate Projects/Channel 4, had a solo gallery show SHUTTER at Leeds College of Art and has just completed a new A/V performance CITATION CITY, a project using techniques of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project in relation to London-based feature films. This previewed at Cafe Oto in December 2014 and world premiered at transmediale Berlin in January 2015. It will UK premiere at Flatpack Film Festival.
Documentation Footage of The Doors of Perspection Opening