Since 1991 Vicki Bennett has been making CDs, radio, and A/V multimedia under the name People Like Us. By animating and recontextualising found footage collages Vicki gives an equally witty and dark view of popular culture. People Like Us broadcasts an ongoing experimental arts radio and podcast show on WFMU, called “DO or DIY”, which, since it began in 2003, has had over a million “listen again” downloads.
Vicki has shown work at, amongst others, Tate Modern, The National Film Theatre/BFI, Purcell Room, The ICA, Pompidou Centre, Sonar in Barcelona, Walker Art Center, The Barbican, Maxxi, Centro de Cultura Digital, the BBC and Channel 4. She has also performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. People Like Us have been commissioned by The Arts Council England, The BBC, Sound and Music, Channel 4/Animate Projects, AV Festival, Sonic Arts Network, Forma, LUX and Lovebytes amongst others.
The almost entire People Like Us back catalogue is also available for free download, which has been generously hosted by UbuWeb in conjunction with PennSound, and also WFMU. PLU has been released on labels such as Illegal Art, Tigerbeat6, Soleilmoon, Sonic Arts Network, Touch and Rough Trade, both solo, and collaborating with Matmos, Ergo Phizmiz, Wobbly and Christian Marclay.
In 2013 created a new live a/v performance called “Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)“, premiering at transmediale, a film for live improvisers Notations which toured the UK with TUSK/Sound & Music in Autumn 2013, a film with 7 artist soundtracks Gesture Piece, 2 films for Animate Projects/Channel 4 television, UK as part of their Random Acts Series and a new CD called Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice. Vicki has a solo gallery show entitled Shutter at Leeds College of Art starting 14 February 2014.