List of Residences and Commissions

Development of 8 speaker / 10 screen audiovisual work with Recombinant Media Labs [2016]

Curation of radio station Optimized! on WFMU (more info later) [2016]

No One Is An Island radio commission for WDR to be broadcast 9 April 2016 on WDR 3 [Summer 2015-Winter 2015]

Curation of films for Concert of Collage, Watershed, Bristol [September 2015]

Nothing Can Turn Into A Void, editing a feature length doc film by Carl Abrahamsson about Vicki Bennett/People Like Us [Spring 2015]

Arts Council England award creating a new live a/v performance Citation City and new short films with artist soundtracks [Spring 2014-Spring 2015]

Book collaboration with Gregor Weichbrodt The Fundamental Questions [Summer 2014]

Those Who Do Not T Shirt Commission [Summer 2014]
Printed in a light blue and white on an electric blue T-shirt with The Wire logo and Vicki Bennett Those Who Do Not printed in light blue on the back of the neck. Limited edition of 100 shirts.

Solo gallery show Shutter at Leeds College of Art [Winter-Spring 2014]

Touring award from Sound and Music for Notations [Autumn/Winter 2013]

Two short animation films for Animate Projects/Channel 4 television, UK as part of their Random Acts Series [March 2013-July 2013] broadcast on national television in Autumn 2013

Creation of online film with 7 artist soundtracks Gesture Piece, commissioned by Pixel Palace at Tyneside Cinema [Spring/Summer 2013]

Creating a new live A/V performance Consequences (One Things Leads To Another, commissioned by Arts Council England [August 2012-January 2013], supported by transmediale [January 2013]

Music for live performance piece Lost and Found by Anne Juren [Summer 2012]

Archiving Radio Boredcast on WFMU, commissioned by AV Festival wfmu.org/playlists/ZZ [May-June 2012]

Curating an online-radio station Radio Boredcast for AV Festival 12 [Sept 2011-March 2012]

Sound and Music commission to make a/v live performance Horror Collage for The Sound Of Fear (later changed to “The Magical Misery Tour”) Southbank Centre, London [September 2011]

The Doors of Perspection at Vitrine Gallery London [July/August 2011]

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival commission to create a new live a/v performance The Keystone Cut Ups with Ergo Phizmiz [2010]

Edinburgh Printmakers commission to create audio and artwork for a picture disc LP “This Is Light Music”, as part of their group exhibition Prints of Darkness to be shown at Edinburgh Printmakers in Summer 2010 then touring venues [2010]

Grants For The Arts commission to create new a/v performance Genre Collage [2008-2009]

Great North Run Moving Image Commission 2009 The Great North Run Cultural Programme – to create a film using the archives of the Great North Run, Parade [July 2008-October 2009]

Grants For The Arts commission to release Rhapsody In Glue with Ergo Phizmiz on bleep.com – an album created with audio collage sourced from the podcast Codpaste (May 2008)

Retrospective solo exhibition of People Like Us A/V work, entitled We Edit Life at alt.gallery Newcastle curated by Rebecca Shatwell [May 2008]

Curation of CD Smiling Through My Teeth – Sonic Arts Network [May 2008] 

Forma/AV Festival commission Breaking Waves to make Bluetooth audio compositions for mobile phone [January 2008]

Wandsworth Film Awards commission to make short digital film Skew Gardens, exploring the boundaries of urban land use – [September 2007]

Lovebytes commission in association with Millennium Galleries, Sheffield to make three screen A/V film Work, Rest & Play [June 2007] 

Grants For The Arts commission to make podcast series Codpaste on WFMU, where People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz explore the working process of creating music from scratch [September 2007]

Radio session for BBC Radio 3’s Mixing It [February 2007]

Artist Residency at BBC Creative Archive with “access all areas” to work with their archive – Arts Council England (Interdisciplinary Arts) with BBC, White City – [March 2006]

Grants For The Arts commission to create 10″ record to be given away for free in selected international record stores Honeysuckle Boulevard [August 2006]

PRS Foundation award to create a new live performance (with artist Ergo Phizmiz) using dansette players and self-pressed vinyl compositions Boots! [June 2006]

Grants for the Arts commission to create new live A/V performance – [April 2005]

LUX commission to make digital short film sourcing the LUX archive collection Resemblage [October 2004]

Residency at FACT to make radio play Molaradio in collaboration with artist Felix Kubin and Croxteth school children [January 2004]

Sonic Arts Network commission to make short film and subsequent DVD release – Story Without End [June 2004] 

Live performance with Wobbly for radio broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Mixing It, London Spitz [May 2004]

BBC Radio 1 session for John Peel [January 2003]

Future Physical commission to make digital short film The Remote Controller [June 2002]

Lovebytes commission to make short film We Edit Life [December 2002]

Curated line up for Ether Festival at Purcell Room, London [May 2002]

Year of the Artist Residency, Lighthouse, Brighton with Brighton & Hove Music Library, teaching sound collage [June 2001]

Year of the Artist Residency, Hull Time Based Arts, making A/V collage – [January-April 2001]

Live session and BBC Radio 3 broadcast for Mixing It, Dingwalls [March 2001]

Work & Leisure International commission to make new A/V live performance – [September 1999]

Ars Electronica – The Sound of Music live collaboration with Negativland and Barbed [Summer 1998]

Various radio commissions for De Avonden on VPRO, The Netherlands [early 1990s]

Illegal Art hiatus

Illegal Art, the label that have recently released two CDs, a DVD and a 7″ single by People Like Us is on indefinite hiatus. In their statement they say:

This change in status is not due to any legal issues, and we are still committed to fighting any legal battles over our 15-year catalog of releases. 

All active artists will continue to release material, just through other channels. 

Our site, http://illegal-art.net/, will remain online and we’re working to add older releases until the entire catalog is available.

We would like to thank Illegal Art for their support and commitment to our work and to the ongoing cause of freedom of expression in collage and appropriation art, and beyond.

It is very important that we and other creatives continue to do rather than don’t.  Thanks for being People Like Us, Illegal Art.

The Magical Misery Tour now on UbuWeb!

We are very pleased to present…

Our audiovisual performance from 2011, THE MAGICAL MISERY TOUR on UbuWeb.

http://ubu.com/film/plu_misery.html

This concert was created between June and September 2011 and premiered at “The Sound of Fear” at London’s Southbank Centre on 3rd September 2011, under the working title of “Horror Collage”. Now that the full length live set has been completed we have changed the name to something more fitting with the content. The source material is 95% from horror movies, with the content portraying not so much a scary nightmare but a journey through the underworld of everyday human experiences. It is not true to say you do not relate to this kind of horror movie. Truth is stranger than fiction. Having said this, People Like Us, as ever, see the positive and sometimes humorous side of the most ghastly scenerios, and by accompanying the edited found feature film footage with new sample collage pop songs, elevate you from the swamp.

More media from this project here.

Thanks Ubu!