BIOGRAPHY

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 for 25 years. Since her first publication in 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 appropriation 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.

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SHUTTER – solo exhibition

14 February – 7 March 2014 (Preview 13 February 5-7pm)
Leeds College of Art Blenheim Walk, Leeds, UK

Shutter
Shutter is a new audio-visual exhibition by film and sound collagist Vicki Bennett that enables us to peer into a parallel cinematic world that exists between the edits, when we are not looking at the screen. http://www.leeds-artexhibitions.co.uk/?p=1180
The exhibition consists of three a/v video works (one projected and two on video monitors) and nine prints.  There is also an edition of 20 of two of these prints.

“The Big Sleep” [2014] Video (19 mins, 12 secs)
Sleep deficient actors drift in and out of consciousness.

“Blink” [2014] Video (1 hour, 35 mins, 39 secs)
Every frame missed while watching A Nightmare on Elm Street.



“Dreaming” [2011] Video (4 mins, 16 secs)


Nine 12×12 inch B/W and Colour Giclee PrintsThe 9 Prints

VICKI BENNETT “SHUTTER”

“Shutter” is a new audio-visual exhibition that enables us to peer into a parallel cinematic world that exists between the edits, when we are not looking at the screen.

Actors aren’t seen to rest a lot in films, considering people on average sleep 8 hours a day.  More often than not, feature films contain a stream of attention-grabbing imagery and noise, and if the mood does slow down there is still dialogue, music and other distractions.

In feature films we don’t see the real-time flow of everyday life, we don’t see the actors queuing, watching TV, reading a book, sleeping.  Nor do we witness the mundane – we see the James Bond car chase but no stopping off to eat a panini.  Reality can be brought back into film by revealing actors in their normal, uneventful moments.  Actors need to sleep as well.  Where do they go after a film has ended?  What do we miss when we blink while watching a movie?  What is it really like on the other side of the screen?  This exhibition addresses these subjects and attempts to take us to these places.

Vicki Bennett - press photo

Vicki Bennett – press photo

2 editions of 20 (below) – purchase from our shop

Bio

Since 1991 Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, and is recognized 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 have previously shown work at Tate Modern, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It.  In 2006 Vicki was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive.  The ongoing sound art radio show ‘DO or DIY’ on WFMU has had over a million “listen again” downloads since 2003.  The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb. http://peoplelikeus.org/category/biography/

Shutter

Documentation – Setting up and Preview night
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PRINTS FOR SALE – Welcome Abroad & Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice

We have two more prints available for sale for a reasonable price and even more reasonable combined price (see below), both the cover art to two recent People Like Us album covers.  All prints are on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper and signed on the reverse.

WELCOME ABROAD (21 x 18.5cm)

Welcome Abroad

Welcome Abroad

All prices are in US Dollars and INCLUDE postage and packing.
Please note, we are offering a large discount if you buy BOTH at once.
Paypal links below.

Welcome Abroad PRINT – UK – price including P&P: $30
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Welcome Abroad PRINT – EUROPE – price including P&P: $33
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Welcome Abroad PRINT – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $35
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DON’T THINK RIGHT, IT’S ALL TWICE (30.5 x 24cm)

Don't Think Right, It's All Twice

Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice

Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – UK – price including P&P: $30
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Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – EUROPE – price including P&P: $33
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Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice PRINT – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $35
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Buy both prints at a discount

Buy both prints at a discount

BOTH PRINTS – UK – price including P&P: $45
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BOTH PRINTS – EUROPE – price including P&P: $47
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BOTH PRINTS – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $50
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Shutter – Print Edition for sale

As part of our SHUTTER solo exhibition at Leeds College of Art we are pleased to make available a very limited edition of 2 B/W giclee prints, both in an edition of 20.  We are selling these at a very reasonable price as a result of actually wanting you to have them rather than adhering to the art gallery rules of making things too expensive and unavailable to most people.

All prices are in US Dollars and INCLUDE postage and packing.  Please note, we are offering a large discount if you buy BOTH at once.  Paypal links below.

Asleep 1 12 inches x 12 inches

Asleep 1
12 inches x 12 inches

ASLEEP 1 – UK – price including P&P: $40
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ASLEEP 1 – EUROPE – price including P&P: $50
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ASLEEP 1 – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $60
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Asleep 2 12 inches x 12 inches

Asleep 2
12 inches x 12 inches

ASLEEP 2 – UK – price including P&P: $40
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ASLEEP 2 – EUROPE – price including P&P: $50
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ASLEEP 2 – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $60
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BUY BOTH – UK – price including P&P: $60
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BUY BOTH – EUROPE – price including P&P: $70
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BUY BOTH – ELSEWHERE – price including P&P: $80
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Genre Collage concert photos

Thanks to those of you who saw the first two performances of the new People Like Us live set, at Vancouver New Music Festival, and WFMU Record Fair and received it so well! Here’s a collection of photos – firstly of Vicki with Pseu Braun, Irene Moon and Brian Turner at the Record Fair, then some stills from the New Music Festival.

Download larger images and learn more about Genre Collage here.

Press Images

Click on images below to download the larger version (around 2MB).
Please credit where listed, otherwise credit People Like Us. For photographs of People Like Us with Ergo Phizmiz ONLY use these for JOINT advertisements.
Please note: the film stills are from the original QuickTime movies, and therefore the size you get them is the size that they will always be, in 72dpi resolution. If you need it to be a different dpi then do go to Photoshop and resample the image as such yourself. We have resampled some for you.
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Trying Things Out 2007





Work, Rest & Play 2007
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ONLY use this row for People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz

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The Remote Controller 2003

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