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, Whitechapel Gallery, 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. Nothing Can Turn Into A Void – a doc film about People Like Us has been screening in cinemas and festivals since Autumn 2015.
Currently, Vicki is focussing on expanding a/v work for a multiscreen and multi-speakered environment with RML Cinechamber, with 10-screen work "Gone, Gone Beyond". Also a new People Like Us live performance "The Mirror" premiered at Onassis Cultural Centre Athens in Spring 2018 and now tours worldwide. October 2018 saw the release of a new CD/online album also called The Mirror. Vicki is a participant in Sound and Music New Voices 2018 programme, a-n Artist Bursaries 2019 recipient, and is Hallwalls Artist in Residence from 2019-2020.
Graham Duff presents Dreamhouse Girls on DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU Monday 17 March 2014 @7pm-8pm NY Time (that’s 11pm on Monday evening UK at the moment because US have already changed to daylight savings time whereas many of us elsewhere haven’t!)
Listen http://wfmu.org& broadcasting at 91.1 fm New York, at 90.1 fm in Hudson Valley
Graham is an actor, producer and screenwriter. He created the TV comedy shows ‘Ideal’, ’Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible’ and ‘Hebburn’. For radio he’s written the long running sci-fi sit-com ‘Nebulous’ and the comedy drama ‘Stereonation’. As a script editor, he’s edited seven series of Radio 4’s Sony award winning ‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’ as well as the recent Alan Partridge movie ‘Alpha Papa’. He’s also a part time DJ and full time music obsessive. http://www.grahamduff.co.uk
Wednesday October 5th 2011, 8pm-9pm (NY time) on DO or DIY Graham Duff
On this week’s DO or DIY Graham Duff presents a musical blend of off kilter sounds.
Graham Duff is a writer, actor and producer. He created and wrote all fifty three episodes of the BBC TV comedy drama Ideal starring Johnny Vegas. Other TV work includes co-writing Doctor Terrible’s House of Horrible, a series of Hammer horror homages with Steve Coogan. For BBC Radio 4, he’s written and appeared in three series of the sci-fi sit-com Nebulous starring Mark Gatiss, script edited seven series of Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show and starred in his own show Stereonation. He’s also appeared in the Harry Potter films and written articles for The Guardian and Wire Magazine. Outside the world of TV and radio, Graham has collaborated with Mark E. Smith, Wire’s Colin Newman and ‘art terrorist’ Stewart Home.
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