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Artist Statement: People Like Us

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Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees collage 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. Using collage as a compositional tool, Vicki Bennett opens up endless opportunities to experience results that are more than the sum of the parts.  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. 

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 Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, V&A, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Venice Biennale, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. 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.

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Artist 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 since 1992. She sees collage 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. Using collage as a compositional tool, Vicki Bennett opens up endless opportunities to experience results that are more than the sum of the parts.   Most of the People Like Us back catalogue has been available for free online since 2002. For many artists, profit and publicity is more likely through free distribution (the gift economy) than independent publishers and distributors, which often struggle with limited resources. Online self-distribution allows an artist to keep their work available, resolving a tension between label production costs and the desire of an artist for work to be available. UbuWeb generously hosts the discography and filmography of People Like Us.

As a solo artist or collaborator Vicki has published more than 40 video projects and 50 audio recordings, with works released by labels including Illegal Art, Rough Trade, Soleilmoon Recordings, Discrepant, Sonic Arts Network and Touch. Vicki’s DO or DIY show on the fiercely independent New York City-market radio station WFMU has run since 2003. Her video work has been screened at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, BFI, Purcell Room, Barbican, ICA, V&A. Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Sonar (Barcelona), MAXXI/National Museum of XXI Century Arts (Rome), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico City), among other institutions. Video works have been aired on Channel 4 and radio sessions created for John Peel and Mixing It.

People Like Us has been commissioned by Arts Council England, Barbican, Attenborough Centre (ACCA), The BBC, WDR, Deutschlandradio, PRSF, a-n, Great North Run, Sound and Music, Channel 4/Animate Projects, AV Festival, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Recombinant Media Labs (RML), Sonic Arts Network, Forma, LUX and Lovebytes.

To date, Vicki has had 7 solo exhibitions and participated in at least 20 group shows at MAXXI (Rome), Venice Biennale, HMKV (Dortmund), Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico), Hatton Gallery (Newcastle), Vitrine (London), alt.gallery (Newcastle), Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery (NY), Peacock Visual Arts (Aberdeen), Pallant House (Chichester), Engramme (Quebec), La Scatola Gallery (London), Changing Room (Stirling), Franklin Street Works (Connecticut), Usurp Gallery (London), University of Greenwich Galleries, Matthew Gallery (Dundee), Edinburgh Printmakers, Millennium Gallery (Sheffield) Leeds College of Art, Sunbeam Studios (London) and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (NY).

The work of People Like Us has been featured in many publications, including Sounds Like Silence – 4’33’’ Silence Today (Spectre Books 2012), The Journal of Writing In Creative Practice (Vol 7 Issue 1 2015), The Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Design by Tony Gibbs (Ava Publishing 2007), Cutting Across Media by Kembrew McLeod (Duke University Press 2011), Here To Go – Art, Counter-Culture and the Esoteric (Forum Nidrosiae 2014), Incredible Machines by Danny Snelson (avant 2014), Sensations of History (University of Minnesota Press 2019) and she has written for The Wire’s Collateral Damage (February 2012). Vicki has a whole chapter dedicated to her work in Duchamp Is My Lawyer The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb by Kenneth Goldsmith on Columbia University Press (2020) and a chapter in Different People – Conversations on Art, Life and the Creative Process by Carl Abrahamsson on Trapart (2021).

People Like Us has been reviewed in The Wire, BBC website, Bizarre Magazine, Rolling Stone, Frieze, The Independent, Record Collector, Time Out, Film Comment, The Guardian, The Scotsman, XLR8R, Baltimore City Paper, Sight and Sound, NME, Metro and San Francisco Bay Guardian, and interviewed for Found Footage Magazine (2016), The Observer (2006), Filmmaker Magazine (2015), The Wire (2014, 2011, 2008, 1999), Sight and Sound (2013), a-n Magazine (2012), Wired (2012), RadioWeb MACBA (2010), Sound and Music (2011), Sound Projector (2012, 2000), Bizarre Magazine (1999), NME (1995, 1996). On radio I’ve been interviewed on Late Junction (2016), Soundproof (ABC Radio National 2016), WDR 3 Open Sounds (WDR 2016), Cutting Up The Cut Up (BBC Radio 4 2015), North by Southwest (British Council 2012) PM (BBC Radio 3 2010), Twenty Minutes (BBC Radio 3 2009) and Mixing It (BBC Radio 3 2004). The May 2021 edition of The Wire features People Like Us – both a 30 year retrospective interview and also the cover photo.

Vicki has also curated publications and events: First Person, Fourth Wall (2020), Optimized! Expanded Radio Stream, WFMU (2016), Concert of Collage, Encounters Festival, Bristol (2015), Radio Boredcast, 744 hour radio station, AV Festival (2012), Nothing is New, Everything is Permitted event, AV Festival (2010), Sonic Arts Network CD Smiling Through My Teeth (2008) and a Humour in Music event, Purcell Room for Ether Festival (2002).

Notations, a film for live improvisers toured the UK with TUSK/Sound & Music in Autumn 2013; two films for Animate Projects/Channel 4 television, UK, broadcast as part of their Random Acts series. In 2015, Vicki created A/V performance Citation City, using techniques of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project in relation to London-based feature films. Nothing Can Turn Into A Void – a documentary film about People Like Us has screened in cinemas and festivals since Autumn 2015, and No One Is An Island, a radio work created for WDR, broadcast in April 2016. The Expanded Radio online/virtual commission/artist residency Optimized! broadcast on WFMU in June 2016. Since 2018, Vicki has been touring her solo a/v performance The Mirror, released an album under the same name, which reached No.8 in The Wire‘s albums of the year. Vicki produced the video for the spring 2018 The The Comeback Tour, and was participant in Sound and Music’s New Voices programme, and a-n Artist Bursaries 2019 recipient. The 45 minute radio art commission I Can Fly aired on WDR in Spring 2020.

In 2020, Vicki worked on two new pieces for her solo show as Hallwalls Artist in Residence (HARP), culminating in a solo exhibition First Person, Fourth Wall.

In 2021 People Like Us facilitated and toured Gone, Gone Beyond, an hour-long seamless multiscreen and multi-speakered immersive cinema installation to nyMusikk Oslo, SPILL Festival Ipswich, Attenborough Centre (ACCA) Brighton and London Barbican. Vicki also resumed her radio show DO or DIY with People Like Us on the WFMU Summer Schedule. Vicki also was the cover photo of the May 2021 edition of The Wire magazine.

2022 saw the solo exhibition “MIND MAPS: The Art of Vicki Bennett” at Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, USA and also Orfeó Lleidatà Lleda Spain. Gray Area San Francisco screened of Gone, Gone Beyond for three weeks in May, and “108”, a new 22 hour radio piece by People Like Us broadcast on Radio Arts Zone. People Like Us were joined by artist collaborators Gwilly Edmondez and Ergo Phizmiz to perform at The Wire Magazine’s 40th Anniversary event.

Vicki just completed working on a radio commission for Deutschlandradio to be broadcast soon, and recently broadcast a mixtape for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction. She is now preparing more content for Gone, Gone Beyond and researching to create a new live AV performance in 2023. Rhapsody in Glue will be released as a lathe cut vinyl edition in November 2022 alongside longterm collaborator Ergo Phizmiz.

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DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU

DOorDIYSince Autumn 2003 People Like Us have been doing a weekly show on WFMU, called DO or DIY. The aim of the show is to mix highbrow with lowbrow to challenge whether there is much difference.  Archived playlists of at least 200 shows from 2003 to the present day can be found at www.wfmu.org/peoplelikeus

Vicki Bennett also curated/programmed RADIO BOREDCAST in Winter 2011/Spring 2012. It was first broadcast on basic.fm and now is archived at WFMU.  More recently, Vicki Bennett has programmed OPTIMIZED!, a week-long expanded radio stream on WFMU 6-10 June 2016.

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About DO or DIY

DO or DIY is a freeform sound art radio show broadcast weekly by Vicki Bennett (project name People Like Us) on WFMU.

The philosophy behind the show is simple. That within the realms of avant-garde and experimental sound art the goalposts defining “accessible” and “inaccessible” are constantly moving. As the radar rises and dips, fragments and shards of underground creations unearth, and popular culture and artist resonate, shifting shapes accordingly with one another in reflections of changing spotlights.

The avant-garde and popular culture rely on each other’s energy. People Like Us collage both “hard to listen” works and popular listening matter, showing that in fact, beyond the restrictions of genre, genre IS the restriction and it is possible to like many kinds of art and music. The key is finding the door – DO or DIY leads the way into new and unusual realms of listening and hope to show the way in.

Each show consists of collages made of sound works from the 20th and 21st century, often layered and looped many times over, resulting in an album type effect on each show.
The pun “All Things Avant-Retard”, a rhyme with “All Things Avant-Garde” literally means All Things Forward-Backwards. Essentially by using sonic extremes and apparent opposites we find some sort of central point or balanced perspective on music and sound.

Suggested Listening: DO or DIY fill in for Ken.

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Selected Performances and Screenings

People Like Us/Vicki has performed and been screened at hundreds of venues (Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, the National Film Theatre/BFI, Purcell Room, Barbican, ICA, V&A., BBC Proms, Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Sonar (Barcelona), MAXXI/National Museum of XXI Century Arts (Rome), Venice Biennale, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico City)), Venice Biennale, and radio stations – created radioworks for John Peel and Mixing it (BBC Radio) and WDR (Germany), and since 2003 has a radio show on WFMU(.org). Vicki’s work has been archived on UbuWeb since 2003, with hundreds of thousands of downloads.

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2022
3/4 March 2023
– The Mirror at TUSK NORTH Festival, Newcastle
18 February 2023 – The Mirror at Electric Spring Festival, University of Huddersfield
29 November 2022 – The Mirror at Ubu@50, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
26 November 2022 – The Mirror at Festival BBMix, Paris, France
19 November 2022 – The Mirror live at Keroxen, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
5 November 2022 – The Mirror at Intangible Festival, Lleida, Spain
20 October 2022 – The Mirror at Stimul Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
1 July 2022 – live performance: PLU, Gwilly Edmondez and Ergo Phizmiz and short film programme
at  The Wire 40: An Evening With People Like Us, The Cube, Bristol, UK
3 June 2022 – The Mirror at Open Ears Festival, Kitchener, Canada
21 May 2022 – The Mirror at Index Festival 2022, Braga, Portugal 
12-27 May 2022 – Gone, Gone Beyond at Gray Area, San Francisco, USA
3 March 2022 – Nothing Can Turn into a Void with Q & A at  Kimball Auditorium, Walla Walla, USA
4 March 2022 – The Mirror at  Young Ballroom, Walla Walla, USA
5 March 2022 – People Like Us & Negativland live on the Radio,  KWCW 90.5, Walla Walla, USA
4 April – 1 May 2022 – The MIrror at a group exhibition curated by Anthony & Graham Dolphin at  Abject Gallery Sunderland, UK
1 February – 8 April 2022 – MIND MAPS: The Art of Vicki Bennett – Solo Exhibition at Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, USA 
January 2022 – Fourth Wall at 35. Stuttgarter Filmwinter International Short Films Competition, Stuttgart, Germany

2021
13-16 October 2021 – Gone, Gone Beyond at Black Box Teater present KinoKammer with nyMusikk, Oslo, Norway  
28-30 October 2021 – Gone, Gone Beyond at SPILL Festival, Ipswich, UK
4-6 November 2021 – Gone, Gone Beyond at Attenborough Centre (ACCA), Brighton, UK
10-13 November 2021 – Gone, Gone Beyond at Barbican Centre, London, UK
15 January 2021 – Fourth Wall at  Imaginary Network Topologies 2021 online screening 

2020
6 November 2020 – The Mirror at MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal
28 July 2020 – 4 August 2020 – The Mirror at Le Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco, France
March 2020 – The Mirror at WFMU Benefit, Monty Hall, Jersey City, USA

2019
October 2019 – The Horror!! at Cafe Oto, London, UK
October 2019 – The Mirror and Notations (performed by Blectum From Blechdom), Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, USA
September 2019 – The Mirror at 21C Museum Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
June 2019 – The Mirror at Iklectik, London, UK
June 2019 – The Mirror and Objects In The Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (performed by students), Culture Lab, Newcastle, UK
May 2019 – The Mirror at Venice Biennale after HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails by Kenneth Goldsmith, Venice, Italy
April 2019 – The Mirror at  AFO 2019, Olomouc, Czech Republic
April 2019 – The Mirror at Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco, USA
March 2019 – The Mirror at Musikbrauerei, Berlin, Germany
February 2019 – The Mirror at The Voix de Ville/ARTxFM Fundraiser, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

2018
November 2018 – The Mirror at Recombinant Festival, Gray Area, San Francisco, USA
November 2018 – The Mirror at CineCity Festival, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
November 2018 – The Mirror at Kunstnernes hus, Oslo, Norway
November 2018 – The Mirror at SPILL Festival, Ipswich, UK (double bill with CarterTutti)
October 2018 – The Mirror at 100 Years of Copyright Festival, HKW, Berlin, Germany
October 2018 – The Horror!! at Horse Hospital, London, UK
October 2018 – 25 Years of People Like Us, Teatro Filarmónica, Oviedo, Spain
October 2018 – The Mirror and others curated by Vicki Bennett at Spectacle Cinema, Brooklyn, USA
July 2018 – The Mirror at  MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
July 2018 – The Mirror at Arenas Movedizas, Gijón, Spain
July 2018 – The Mirror at Cafe Oto, London, UK (double bill with Carl Stone)
May 2018 – The Mirror at  Splice Festival, Rich Mix, London, UK
April 2018 – The Mirror at Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
April 2018 – The Mirror at Cafe Oto, London, UK
April 2018 – The Mirror at Belfast Film Festival, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, UK
April 2018 – The Mirror at Greek Film Archive, Athens, Greece
April 2018 – The Mirror at FACT, Liverpool, UK
April 2018 – Consequences (One Thing Leads to Another) at Other Cinema, San Francisco, USA
March 2018 – Best of PLU curated screenings at Sounds Like This Festival, Leeds, UK

2017
October 2017 – Gone, Gone Beyond World Premiere at Recombinant Festival, Gray Area, San Francisco, USA
October 2017 – Various films at Test Dept’s Assembly of Disturbance Festival, Red Gallery, London, UK
October 2017 – Citation City at Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco, USA
September 2017 – Various films at Brighton Digital Festival,  Attenborough Centre (ACCA), Brighton, UK
May 2017 – Week of performances/screenings for school children, Kulturtanken, Oslo, Norway
March 2017 – Citation City at Hull UK City of Culture (ReROOTed), Hull, UK
February 2017 – Selection of previous works at Cafe Oto, London, UK

2016
December 2016 – Shopping from Citation City at Other Cinema, San Francisco, USA
November 2016 – Citation City at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Edinburgh, Scotland
October 2016 – Magic (from Magical Misery Tour) and Magic (with Ergo Phizmiz) at Magic Late at the Horniman Museum, London
October 2016 – Nothing Can Turn Into A Void at Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, USA
July 2016 – Nothing Can Turn Into A Void at Norberg Festival, Norberg, Sweden
June 2016 – Optimized! Radio Residency at WFMU, Jersey City and online, USA
May 2016 – Citation City at Delco Festival, Nimes, France
April 2016 – Citation City at Sonic Protest, Paris, France
April 2016 – We Are Not Amused at Apordoc, Lisbon, Portugal
April 2016 – No One Is An Island broadcast on WDR, Germany
March 2016 Matmos video by People Like Us at Other Cinema, San Francisco, USA
February 2016 – The Sound of Silence at Friday Late, V&A, London, UK

2015
November 2015
 – improvisation with M.C.Schmidt and Jennifer Walshe, Cafe OTO, London, UK
November 2015
 – Nothing Can Turn Into A Void at Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
November 2015 
– Citation City at CineCity Festival, Brighton, UK
November 2015 – Nothing Can Turn Into A Void  at CineCity Festival, Brighton, UK
October 2015 
– Work, Rest & Play at Curtocircuito. Santiago de Compostela Film Festival-Santiago de Compostela, Spain
October 2015 
– CCCitations at Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco, USA
September 2015
 – Citation City at Walter Benjamin Now, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
September 2015 
– Citation City at Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol, UK
August 2015
 – We Are Not Amused at Usurp Zone5 Film Festival, London, UK
April 2015 – Citation City at SMUP, Parede, Portugal
March 2015 – We Are Not Amused at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, USA
March 2015
 – 4’33” and Notations at group exhibition Drawing Towards Sound, University of Greenwich Galleries, London, UK
March 2015 
Citation City UK Premiere at Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
March 2015 
The Big Sleep at She Makes Noise Festival, Madrid, Spain
March 2015 
– The Big Sleep at Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco, USA
January 2015 
The Big Sleep at Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany
January 2015 
– Citation City World premiere at transmediale, Berlin, Germany
January 2015
 – People Like Us & Gwilly Edmondez live improv, Amersham Arms, London, UK

2014
December 2014 
– Citation City preview at Cafe Oto, London, UK
November 2014 – January 2015
 – The Golem at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway
November 2014
 – Movement – Sound – Space Festival, Plato (Gong), Ostrava, Czech Republic
November 2014
 – We Are Not Amused at Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco, USA
October 2014 
– Magical Misery Tour at Gleam Festival, University of Glasgow, Scotland
October 2014 
– Work, Rest and Play at Syndicat Mixte Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
October 2014 – 
Notations and Consequences at In Mute Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
September 2014 – Notations at High Zero, Baltimore, USA
September 2014
 – Notations and Consequences at Monty Hall, WFMU, Jersey City, USA
August 2014
 – We Are Not Amused at Sao Paulo 25th International Short Film Festival, Brazil
August 2014 – Gesture Piece at International Program, Seoul International NewMedia, Korea
August 2014 – The Sound of the End of Music at Stockholm Music and Arts Festival curated by David Risley Gallery, Sweden
June 2014 – Skew Gardens at Gracelands, Dublin, Ireland
June 2014 – Exhibition of Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
May 2014 – We Are Not Amused at Oberhausen Film Festival, London, entered for the International Film Category competition
May 2014
 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Hörbar, Hamburg
May 2014
 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)/artist talk at Here To Go Symposium, MetaMorf,  Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, Sweden
March 2014 
– Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at L’Embobineuse, Marseille, France

2013
November 2013 We Are Not Amused at Underwire Festival, London, UK
November 2013 
We Are Not Amused and The Golem – An Inanimate Matter at Bradford Animation Festival, UK
November 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Sound of Stockholm Festival, Sweden
November 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Kraak, Manchester, UK
November 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Leeds Hyde Park Picture House as part of Leeds International Film Festival, UK
November 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Cafe OTO, London, UK
November 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK 
November 2013 – Tusk/Sound and Music UK tour of NOTATIONS – Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, London and Bristol, UK
Performers: Bill Orcutt, Rhodri Davies, Mark Sanders, M.C. Schmidt, Wobbly, Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi, Jaap Blonk, Philip Jeck, Steve Noble – support from Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)
November 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Sound of Stockholm Festival, Sweden
October 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Lab Festival, Augsburg, Germany
October 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Star & Shadow, Newcastle, UK
October 2013 – Gesture Piece at Other Cinema, San Francisco, ATA, USA
October 2013 Gesture Piece at High Zero Festival, Baltimore, USA
October 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at lab.30 Festival, Augsburg, Germany
August 2013 – Artist talk at Liverpool Biennale, UK
June 2013 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Only Connect Festival, Oslo, Norway
May 2013
 – Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Nuits Sonores Festival, Lyon, France
May 2013 
– Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Colchester Arts Centre, UK
April 2013 
– Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)Tectonics Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
February 2013 
Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Play Festival, Madrid, Spain
January 2013 
Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) World Premiere at Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

2012
December 2012 – Work Rest & Play at Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo, Norway
November 2012 – 4’33” The Movie at Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany
November 2012 – Clean Your Room at Filmladen Kassel e.V, Kassel, Germany
October 2012
 – Clean Your Room at Impakt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
September 2012 – Genre Collage at CitySonic, Brussels, Belgium
August 2012-June 2013 – Cage Silenced and 4’33” The Movie in SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE Cage – 4’33” Exhibition – Silence 1912 – 1952 to 2012 – HMKV, Dortmund, Germany
August 2012 – Performing in BBC Proms 47, John Cage, “Branches” and “Improvisations III”, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Summer 2012 – Prints of Darkness tour, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland
July 2012
 – Magical Misery Tour at Latitude Festival, East Anglia, UK
June 2012 – Magical Misery Tour at Belfast Film Festival, UK
May 2012 – Trying Things Out, Story Without End and Resemblage at Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain-Strasbourg, France
May 2012
 – Magical Misery Tour at Caixaforum, Madrid, Spain
April 2012 – The Sound of the End of Music at Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Spring 2012 – Prints of Darkness purchased for Pallant House Collection, Chichester for inclusion in their collection in 2012, UK
January 2012 – Screening of The Sound of the End of Music, Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

2011
December 2011 – Magic at Kineteca, Madrid, Spain
November-December 2011 – Prints of Darkness tour, Engramme, Quebec, Canada
November 2011 – Magical Misery Tour at CineCity, Brighton Film Festival, UK
November 2011 – The Sound of the End of Music at Filmladen Kassel e.V., Kassel, Germany
November 2011 – Magical Misery Tour at Bristol Encounters International Film Festival, UK
November 2011 – Magical Misery Tour at Cork Film Festival, Ireland
October 2011 – Speaking and screening at RadioVision conference, NYC, USA
October 2011 – Skew Gardens and Trying Things Out at Merge Festival, Bankside, London, UK
October 2011 – Genre Collage at Almost Cinema, Gent Film Festival, Belgium
September 2011 – Horror Collage premiered at The Sound Of Fear at South Bank Centre, London, UK
July-September 2011 – Solo exhibition The Doors of Perspection at Vitrine Gallery, London, UK
August 2011 – Skew Gardens, The Keystone Cut Ups and The Sound of the End of Music at Mitternachtskino – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
July 2011 – Print edition co-published by Modern Empire and Vitrine Gallery, London, UK
May-June 2011 – Modern Empire at La Scatola Gallery, London, UK
May-June 2011 – Prints of Darkness tour, The Changing Room, Stirling, Scotland
May 2011 – Genre Collage at Auditorium of Rome, Italy
May 2011 – Live Excerpts at Expanded Video exhibition, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
April 2011 – More Soup and Tart at The Barbican, London, UK
April 2011 – Genre Collage at Open Ears Festival, Kitchener Ontario, Canada
April 2011 –Various screenings at Satellite Vitrine Gallery, The Hospital Club, London, UK
March 2011 – The Keystone Cut Ups at Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK
March 2011 – Genre Collage and multiple film screenings at Ambulante Festival (various locations), Mexico
January 2011 – Genre Collage at Art’s Birthday Party, Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden

2010
November-December 2010 – Prints of Darkness tour, Matthew Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland
November 2010 – Genre Collage at The British Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
October 2010 – Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK
September 2010 – Press Play Film Festival, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
September 2010 – Berwick Film And Media Arts Festival – World premiere of The Keystone Cut Ups with Ergo Phizmiz, UK
August 2010 – Skew Gardens at Lincoln Center,  as part of UbuWeb evening, NYC, USA
August 2010 – Genre Collage at Vintage Goodwood, Goodwood, UK (curated by Mike Flowers)
August 2010 – Genre Collage presented by Forma and the British Council , Lviv, Sebastopol, Ukraine
July-Sept 2010 – Prints of Darkness, Edinburgh Printmakers group exhibition – pic disc LP and print by Vicki Bennett, Scotland
July 2010 – Genre Collage at Arnolfini in conjunction with Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, UK
July-Oct 2010 Parade as part of group exhibition In The Long Run: 30 Years of Great Running – Great North Museum: Hancock, UK
June 2010 – Genre Collage at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
May 2010 – Genre Collage at Liverpool Sound City, in conjunction with Sound and Music, UK
May 2010 – Genre Collage at Musraramix Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
April 2010 – Genre Collage at Transmodern 2010, Baltimore, USA
April 2010 – Genre Collage at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, USA
March 2010 – Genre Collage at AV Festival, Newcastle, UK

2009
December 2009 – BFI Southbank, London, UK
December 2009 – Grand Café Zum Rothen Krebsen (IFEK Institut für erweiterte Kunst), Linz, Austria
November 2009 – Night of the Long Worms, Cafe OTO, London, UK
November 2009 – NEW NEW! 2009 – Fleda, Brno, Czech Republic
October 2009 – WFMU Record Fair, NYC, USA
October 2009 – Vancouver New Music Festival, Canada
August 2009 – Cafe OTO, live with Ergo Phizmiz, London, UK
September-November 2009 – Parade (film and two photo works at Hatton Gallery as part of Hit The Ground, Newcastle , UK
May 2009– Skew Gardens at Sonic Recycler, London, UK
May 2009 – Work, Rest & Play at Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria
April 2009 – We Edit Life at sound:frame Festival, Vienna, Austria
April 2009 – Work, Rest & Play at Indielisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
April 2009 – Work, Rest & Play at Glimmer Festival
April 2009 – Work, Rest & Play Migrating Forms Festival (NYUFF), New York, USA
March 2009 – Zemos98, Seville, Spain
February 2009 – Work, Rest & Play at Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands
January 2009 – Work, Rest & Play at Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany

2008
December-May 2008/9 – Three works at Fundacio la Caixa Gallery, Spain
November 2008 – SPNM hosted concert at Kings Place, Kings Cross, London, UK
November 2008 – Work, Rest & Play at Invideo, Milan, Italy
October 2008 – Work, Rest & PlayCork Film Festival, Ireland
September 2008 – Work, Rest & Play at Experimental Film Video Festival, Seoul, Korea
June 2008 – Work, Rest & Play at Sonar, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
May-July 2008 – People Like Us Retrospective Solo Exhibition at  alt.gallery, Newcastle, UK
May 2008 – live solo concert, reinterpreting the works of Daphne Oram (BBC Radiophonic Workshop), Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, UK
March 2008 – Skew Gardens at Curzon, Soho, London, UK
March 2008 – Concert with Ergo Phizmiz at Sightsonic, York International Festival of Digital Arts – National Centre For Early Music, York, UK
January 2008 – Work, Rest & Play, London Short Film Festival, UK

2007
November 2007 – Live soundtrack to Christian Marclay’s Screen Play, as part of the Wire 25 anniversary series, London, UK
October 2007 – Touch live event, Balham, London, UK
June 2007 – Bilbao Copy Your Idols conference, Spain
May 2007 – 3 Screen video premiere of Work, Rest & Play at Millennium Galleries, Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Media, Sheffield, UK
February 2007 – Session for Mixing It, BBC Radio 3

2006
November 2006 – Story Without End at Encounters 12th Annual International Short Film Festival, Bristol, UK
November 2006 – The Remote Controller at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
November 2006 – Story Without End at Fundacio La Caixa. Mediateca, Barcelona, Spain
October 2006 – Story Without End at La Blanche Nuit, Paris, France
September 2006 – Story Without End at Exis Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, Korea
July 2006 – Story Without End at Miguel Dias Vila Do Conde ISFF, Portugal
June 2006 – Story Without End at Sonar Cinema, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
June 2006 – BOOTS – Live collaboration with Ergo Phizmiz, Isle of Wight, UK
May 2006 – Story Without End at European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Austria
April 2006 – Story Without End at Britspotting, Berlin, Germany
April 2006 –  Live at Casa Da Musica, Porto, Portugal
March 2006 – Story Without End at Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
March 2006 – Story Without End at Visual Arts Ipswich, Ipswich, UK
February 2006 – Story Without End at Club Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
January 2006 – Live at Le Cube, Paris, France
January 2006 – Live at Flatpack Festival, Birmingham

2005
November 2005 – Live at Other Cinema, ATA, San Francisco, USA
November 2005 – Live at UC Davis, Davis, California, USA
November 2005 – Live at Leeds International Film Festival, UK
October 2005 – We Edit Life at Nulle Part Ailleurs Production, France
October 2005 – Live at Experimentaclub in Madrid, Spain
September 2005 – Live at Etrange Festival at Forum Des Images, Paris, France
July 2005 – Live at Optronica at The National Film Theatre, London, UK
June 2005 – Live at Mission Creek Music Festival, California, USA
April 2005 – The Remote Controller at Britspotting, Berlin, Germany
April 2005 – The Remote Controller at Femme Totale, Dortmund, Germany
February 2005 – We Edit Life and The Remote Controller at AHRB Centre for British Film and Television, London, UK
February 2005 – We Edit Life at Cinilingus, Belfast, UK
January 2005 – The Remote Controller at Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany

2004
December 2004 – Live concert as part of Christian Marclay’s Sounds of Christmas installation at the Tate Modern, London, UK
November 2004 – The Remote Controller at Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil
November 2004 – The Remote Controller at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
November 2004 – The Remote Controller at Festival International du Film Independant, France
November 2004 – The Remote Controller at INVIDEO, Milano, Italy
October 2004 – We Edit Life and The Remote Controller at Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK
October 2004 – The Remote Controller at Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany
October 2004 – Live at Michael Tippett Centre, Bath, UK
September 2004 – The Remote Controller at Seoul New and Film Festival – Seoul, Korea
September 2004 – Live at LEM Festival, Barcelona, Spain
August 2004 – The Remote Controller at Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA
August 2004 – Live at Studio 04 Festival, Oslo, Norway
June 2004 – We Edit Life at The Music Hall, Shrewsbury, UK
May 2004 – Live Session/broadcast on Mixing It, BBC Radio 3
April 2004 – Live at Toronto Images Festival, Canada
March 2004 – Live at Virginia Film Festival, USA
March 2004 – Live at New York Underground Film Festival, NYC, USA
February 2004 – Live at First Anniversary of 2003 FACT, Liverpool, UK
January 2004 – The Remote Controller at Hanger, Barcelona, Spain
January 2004 – The Remote Controller at Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands

2003
November 2003 – Live collaboration with Matmos at Work, Work, Work, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, as part of Matmos’s artist installation, USA
November 2003 – Live and artist talk at Sample Culture Now, Tate Modern, London, UK
October 2003 – The Remote Controller at Oslo S-, Oslo, Norway
October 2003 – We Edit Life at Wheels Instead of Hooves, Newcastle, UK
October 2003 – Live at City of Women, International Festival of Contemporary Arts Ljubljana, Slovenia
October 2003 – Live at Dissonanze Festival of Electronic Music and Digital Art, at MACROl, Rome, Italy
September 2003 – The Remote Controller at Kino Central, Berlin, Germany
September 2003 – Live at The Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
July 2003 – The Remote Controller and We Edit Life,Radical Entertainment season, ICA, London, UK
June 2003 – Live at Le Fresnoy, Studio National Des Arts Contemporains, France
April 2003 – Live performance at Cut & Splice (Sonic Arts Network), ICA, London, UK
March 2003 – Live POL, Frankfurt, Germany
February 2003 – Live Club Transmediale, Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
January 2003 – Session for John Peel, for BBC Radio 1

2002
November 2002 – Live at Avanto Festival at Kiasma Centre, Helsinki, Finland
September 2002 – Live at Sound Unseen Festival at The Walker Center, Minneapolis, USA
June 2002 – Live performance with Jim Thirlwell’s Baby Zizanie, South Bank Centre’s David Bowie Meltdown Festival, Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, UK
May 2002 – Live at ETHER Festival (evening curated by myself) Purcell Room, London, UK

2001
December 2001 – Live at Dysfunktional Beats at 93ft East, London, UK
November 2001 – Live at  Laptops Live at the ICA, London, UK
November 2001 – Live at Futuresonic, Manchester, UK
October 2001 – Live at This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle (Au) and Sydney Opera House, Australia
June 2001 – Live at London Musicians Collective’s Tenth Annual Festival, Purcell Room, London, UK
June 2001 – Live collaboration with Matmos at Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
May 2001 – Live at Catalyst/Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast, UK
April 2001 – Live at EMAF, Osnabrück, Austria
March 2001 – Live at Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield
March 2001 – Live on Mixing It, BBC Radio 3, Dingwalls, London, UK
February 2001 – Live in association with The Wire magazine, Lux Cinema, London, UK

2000
December 2000 – Live in association with The Wire magazine, Cube, Bristol, UK
December 2000– Live in association with Warp Records of London, Numero Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
November 2000– Live at Burning Bush, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
October 2000 – Live at Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media (FCMM), Canada
May 2000 – Live at Brooklyn Experimental Music Festival, NYC, USA
April 2000 – Live at Komedia, Brighton, UK
June 2000 – Live at TransEuropa 2000, Hildesheim, The Netherlands
March 2000 – Live at Exit Festival, Creteil, France
June 2000 – Live at Sonar 2000, Barcelona, Spain
February 2000 – Live with Don Joyce of Negativland  at Brussels 2000, European City of Culture Festival
January 2000 – Live at Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), USA

1999
October 1999 – Live at Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
October 1999 – Live at Nottingham Expo Festival, UK
September 1999 – Live at Ars Electronica with members of Negativland and Barbed, Linz, Austria
August 1999 – Live at Festival of the Regions, Enns, Austria

1996
September 1996 – Live at Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Rotterdam

List of Residencies, Commissions & Collaborations

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Preparing to create a new solo live AV performance in 2023
CuratorSpace Artist Bursary [2022]
More Gone, Gone Beyond in production [2022]
New radio commission “Changing Your Mind” for Deutschlandradio [2022/2023]
108 new radio work for Radio Art Zone [2022]
Mind Maps: The Art of Vicki Bennett Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, USA | [2022]
Global Eyes video for THE THE [2022]
PRSF Open Fund For Music Creators recipient [2021]
Gone, Gone Beyond Commissioned by SPILL Festival of Performance, presented in partnership with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA) and Barbican. Supported by Recombinant Media Labs (RML), DanceEast, nyMusikk, Gulbenkian, TouchDesigner, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and Arts Council England. Developed as part of Sound and Music’s New Voices Programme. [2021]
a-n Artist Bursaries 2019 recipient [2019]
I Can Fly new radio work for WDR3 [2019]
Hallwalls Artist in Residence Project (HARP) artist [2019-2020]
Sound and Music New Voices award recipient [2018-2020]
New live a/v performance “The MirrorACE Grants for the Arts [2018-2019]
8 speaker / 10 screen audiovisual installation “Gone, Gone Beyond” with Recombinant Media Labs and Cinechamber [2016++]
Video editing/production for The The Comeback Special [Spring 2018]
Can’t Stop What’s Coming video for THE THE [2017]
Curation of radio station and artist residency (with John Kilduff) Optimized! on WFMU funded by National Endowment for the Arts [June 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 pdf [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 pdf [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 pdf
Creation of online film with 7 artist soundtracks Gesture Piece, commissioned by Pixel Palace at Tyneside Cinema pdf [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 12pdf [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]
Curation of Nothing is New, Everything Is Permitted. as part of AV Festival 10 at the Star and Shadow, Newcastle [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 pdf [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 pdf [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]
Lecturing Music and Other Media at Goldsmiths [2006-2008]
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]
Sonic Arts Network / Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studio (EMS) commission working with Daphne Oram’s sound archive [Summer 2005]
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]
Baby Zizanie (JG Thirlwell and Jim Coleman) live video for BZ performed at David Bowie’s Meltdown at QEH, London (June 2002)
Lovebytes commission to make short film We Edit Life [December 2002]
Curated line up for Humour in Music event, 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]

Exhibitions and Editions

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To date, People Like Us/Vicki has had 6 solo exhibitions and participated in over 20 group shows including at MAXXI (Rome), HMKV (Dortmund), Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico), Hatton Gallery (Newcastle), Vitrine (London), alt.gallery (Newcastle), Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery (NY), Peacock Visual Arts (Aberdeen), Kunstmuseum (Magdeburg), Pallant House (Chichester), Engramme (Quebec), La Scatola Gallery (London), Changing Room (Stirling), Franklin Street Works (Connecticut), Usurp Gallery (London), University of Greenwich Galleries, Matthew Gallery (Dundee), Edinburgh Printmakers, Millennium Gallery (Sheffield) Leeds College of Art, Sunbeam Studios (London) and Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla.

Also featured in Sounds Like Silence – 4’33’’ Silence Today (Spectre Books 2012), The Journal of Writing In Creative Practice (Vol 7 Issue 1 2015), The Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Design by Tony Gibbs (Ava Publishing 2007), Cutting Across Media by Kembrew McLeod (Duke University Press 2011), Here To Go – Art, Counter-Culture and the Esoteric (Forum Nidrosiae 2014), Incredible Machines by Danny Snelson (avant 2014), writing for The Wire’s Collateral Damage (February 2012) and a whole chapter in Duchamp Is My Lawyer The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb by Kenneth Goldsmith on Columbia University Press (2020) and a chapter in Different People – Conversations on Art, Life and the Creative Process by Carl Abrahamsson on Trapart (2021).

.For gallery concerts and festival film screenings please also see Selected Performances and Screenings

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Discography

This is by no means the full list, but it’s what we remember! We also are constantly adding new digital-only downloads to bandcamp: https://peoplelikeus-vickibennett.bandcamp.com/

“Rhapsody in Glue” – (LP) Limited Edition 100 copies lathe cut PLUERGO November 2022
“Free Money | Eve of Sunshine” – (7″) Limited Edition 100 copies lathe cut Heaven’s Lathe HL14 July 2022
“Welcome Abroad” – (LP) Discrepant June 2021
“Listen With Your Eyes” – (digital) bandcamp July 2019
“The Mirror” – (LP) Discrepant October 2019
“Wide Open Spaces” – (with Matmos and Wobbly) – (LP) Discrepant February 2018
“Citation City OST” – (digital download) Bandcamp 2018
“Recyclopaedia Britannica” – (cassette) Discrepant August 2018
“The Mirror” – (CD) Cutting Hedge October 2018
“25 Years of People Like Us” (digital) bandcamp October 2018
“Abridged Too Far” – (LP) – Discrepant March 2017
“Early Radio Works Vol. 1 – (cassette) Discrepant August 2017
“Optimized!” – (Split LP with Porest) – Discrepant October 2017
“A Fistful of Knuckles” and “Nothing Special” reissued on cassette – Megaphone Records 2015
“Dreaming” square flexidisc postcard – (8′) – Hasenbart Records 2014
“Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice” – (CD) – Cutting Hedge October 2013
“The Keystone Cut Ups” – (DVD) – with Ergo Phizmiz –  Illegal Art May 2012
“Magic Moon” -(7″) – with Ergo Phizmiz – Illegal Art May 2012
“Welcome Abroad” – (CD) – Illegal Art May 2011
“Music For The Fire” – (CD) – Illegal Art June 2010
“This Is Light Music” – (LP) – Edinburgh Printmakers/Prints Of Darkness exhibit – August 2010
“Le Xerox et l’Infini” – (cassette) Tapeworm June 2009
“Rhapsody In Glue” – (online album) – bleep.com  May 2008
“Smiling Through My Teeth” – (CD) – Sonic Arts Network May 2008
“Withers In The Waking” – (7″) Touch October 2008
“Honeysuckle Boulevard” – (10″) – self released collaboration with Ergo Phizmiz January 2007
“Perpetuum Mobile – (CD) – Soleilmoon Recordings April 2007
“On The Rooftops Of London” – (CDS) – self released May 2007
“Fom Fom” – (CD) – track for Chicks On Speed’s compilation Girl Monster – Chicks on Speed Records Summer 2006
“All Together Now” – (CD) – self released August 2006
“Story Without End” – (DVD) Sonic Arts Network October 2005
“A Call For Silence” – (CD) Sonic Arts Network February 2004
“Abridged Too Far” – (mp3) online album at Ubuweb. August 2004
“Windpipe Moods” – (CD) Mukow October 2004
“Volatile Media” Lovebytes label (DVD) March 2003
“Wide Open Spaces” Tigerbeat6 label (CD) collaboration with Matmos and Wobbly May 2003
“Nothing Special” Mess03 (CD) collaboration with Kenny G June 2003
“Recyclopaedia Britannica” Mess Media/Mess (CD) April 2002
“Preserved Cowgirl” Asphodel – remix of Tipsy (CD) August 2002
“Stifled Love” – Mess Media/Mess 2 (12″) October 2002
7″ single – Rough Trade label For Us Records October 2002
“Swing Largo/Going Out Of My Town” Klang Galerie (7″) 2001
“Home-Roam-Play/Work-All-Day” (split 12″ with remix by Matmos) Wicked Witch Records (12″) 2001
“Thermos Explorer” Hot Air (CD) 2000
“A Fistful of Knuckles” Caciocavallo (CD) 2000
“People Like Us Meet The Jet Black Hair People In Concert” Audioview (CD) 1999
“Hate People Like Us” (remix of PLU by Coil, Negativland, Death in June, Barbed, Christoph Heemann, Bruce Gilbert, Stock, Hausen & Walkman, Rehberg & Bauer, Mika Vainio, Boyd Rice, Dummy Run, Farmer’s Manual and Sons of Silence. 2CD features additionally Cyclobe, Req1, V/VM, Sniper, Mr Rotorvator, Felix Kubin, Xper. Xr, Venoz [TKS], Katy Brown and Dr P Li Khan. There was an additional remix by Andy Votel/Badly Drawn Boy, excluded for legal reasons. Caciocavallo/CAD1 (CD) and Staalplaat (2CD) 1999 2CD
“Lassie House” Staalplaat (10″ Picture Disc) 1997
“Blundersonix/Special Mix” (split with TFU) Kleptones(LP) 1997
“People Like Us and Sniper Play The Three DJs of The Apocalypse” (with Sniper) Kleptones (LP) 1997
“Hate People Like You” Staalplaat (CD) 1997
“File Under Easy Listening/File Under Sleazy Listening” (split with Sniper) Kleptones 1 (LP) 1996
“Jumble Massive” Soleilmoon Recordings (LP) 1996
“Guide To Broadcasting” Staalplaat (3″CD) 1994
“It’s Terrorific!” Staalplaat (DAT) 1994“Lowest Common Dominator” Staalplaat (CD) 1994
“Another Kind of Humor Another Kind of Murder” (split with Abraxas) World Serpent (CD/LP) 1992

Press Cuttings and more

People Like Us/Vicki has been reviewed in, amongst others, The Wire, BBC website, Bizarre Magazine, Rolling Stone, Frieze, The Independent, Record Collector, Time Out, Film Comment, The Guardian, The Scotsman, XLR8R, Baltimore City Paper, Sight and Sound, NME, Metro and San Francisco Bay Guardian, and interviewed for Found Footage Magazine (2016), The Observer (2006), Filmmaker Magazine (2015), The Wire (2014, 2011, 2008, 1999), Sight and Sound (2013), a-n Magazine (2012), Wired (2012), RadioWeb MACBA (2010), Sound and Music (2011), Sound Projector (2012, 2000), Bizarre Magazine (1999), NME (1995, 1996). On radio I’ve been interviewed on Late Junction (2016), Soundproof (ABC Radio National 2016), WDR 3 Open Sounds (WDR 2016), Cutting Up The Cut Up (BBC Radio 4 2015), North by Southwest (British Council 2012) PM (BBC Radio 3 2010), Twenty Minutes (BBC Radio 3 2009) and Mixing It (BBC Radio 3 2004). Please note: we no longer update this section very often because the internet is effective in finding these things, unlike the old days of magazine articles
Interview about Copyright on Ableton site (Nov 2016)
Interview on Soundproof (ABC Radio National) (July 2016)
Interview in Found Footage Magazine (April 2016)
Interview in Venture Engraved Magazine (March 2016)
Interview on WDR (Feb 2016)
Interview on Late Junction (BBC Radio 3) (Jan 2016)
Documentary about People Like Us (Jan 2016)
Interview in Filling Station Magazine Issue 63 with Peter Jaeger (Sept 2015)
Cutting Up The Cut-Up (BBC Radio) (June 2015)
Feature in The Wire Magazine (Psychic Jams) (August 2014)
Interview with The Wire Magazine (Feb 2014)
Interview in SyncTank about Gesture Piece (Sept 2013)
Interview in a-n magazine about Gesture Piece (Sept 2013)
Feature on our Random Acts commission in Televisual (June 2013)
Interview in Sight and Sound magazine and Clipping (May 2013)
Interview in De-Bug (February 2013)
Interview with City Sonic, Brussels (September 2012)
Review in The Wire of People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz The Keystone Cut Ups DVD on Illegal Art (October 2012)
Review in Wired of People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz Moon Magic 7″ on Illegal Art (August 2012)
Mention of Radio Boredcast
 by Radio Web MACBA (April 2012)
Interview in Wired about Radio Boredcast (March 2012)
Essay by Vicki Bennett in The Wire magazine’s Collateral Damage page 
http://thewire.co.uk/articles/8439/ (March 2012)
Review of AV Festival 12 in The Guardian (March 2012)
Blogpost by Vicki Bennett about Radio Boredcast for AV Festival 12 (February 2012)
Interview with Vicki about Radio Boredcast for AV Festival 12 by Pixel Palace (December 2011)
The Doors of Perspection preview in The Independent (29 July 2011)
The Doors of Perspection preview in The Independent 2 (29 July 2011)
The Doors of Perspection review in Front Row Reviews (July 2011)
People Like Us interview in Invisible Jukebox in The Wire (July 2011)
Review of Welcome Abroad in Groovemine (May 2011)
People Like Us feature in XLR8R (May 2011)
Review of More Soup And Tart In The Wire Magazine (June 2011)
People Like Us Chart In The Wire Magazine (June 2011)
Expanded Video exhibition at Maxxi – pdf (April/May 2011) More documentation here.
Review of Welcome Abroad in Letters With Mixtapes (May 2011)
Review of Welcome Abroad in AOL/Spinner (May 2011)
Review of Welcome Abroad in Dusted (May 2011)
Review of Welcome Abroad in Unheard Music (May 2011)
Review of Welcome Abroad in Decibel Tolls (March 2011)
The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in Aesthetica Magazine (September 2010)
The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in The Scotsman (September 2010)
The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in IDMb News (September 2010)
The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in The Guardian Guide (September 2010)
Interview and feature about The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in Berwick Advertiser (September 2010)
Interview and feature about The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in Kyeo TV (September 2010)
Review of The Keystone Cut Ups (People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz) in Observealot (September 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire in Sound Projector (2011)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Rumore (September 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Record Collector (August 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Sentireascoltare (July 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Skug (July 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in RifRaf (July 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Go Mag (July 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Magic (July 2010)
Preview of the People Like Us exhibit at Edinburgh Printmakers Prints of DarknessThe List (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Playground (June 2010)
Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Huw Stephens’ Radio show BBC Radio 1 (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Limewire Music Blog (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in MusicOMH (June 2010)
Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Stuart Maconie’s Radio show BBC Radio 6 (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in My Old Kentucky Blog (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Polychromic (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Beyond The Noize (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in aaamusic (June 2010)
Review of Music For The Fire (People Like Us & Wobbly) in Little Village Mag by Kembrew McLeod (May 2010)
Music For The Fire gets Radio 1 airplay (May 2010)
Article on the Recycled Film Symposium at AV Festival in axisweb (May 2010)Axisweb website
Review of Genre Collage in Baltimore City Paper (April 2010)
Review of MACBA’s Variations program, which Genre Collage is a part of (February 2010)
Review of Genre Collage in Film Comment magazine (January 2010)
People Like Us co-curate an evening at AV Festival (March 2010)
Nothing Is New, Everything Is Permitted – People Like Us play at AV Festival (March 2010)
BBC News – about People Like Us Baudrillard cassette (January 2010)
BBC News Front page (January 2010)
BFI Southbank (December 2009)
Straight.com (October 2009)
Alienated In Vancouver (October 2009)
Jean Baudrillard Le Xerox et l’Infini – Hard Format (August 2009)
Jean Baudrillard Le Xerox et l’Infini – Aquarius Records (August 2009)
Time Out – Critics Choice (August 2009)
Withers In The Waking review – Heathen Harvest (July 2009)
Interview in Crawdaddy (July 2009)
Rhapsody in Glue – Liability (March 2009)
Withers In The Waking review – Record Collector (January 2009)
Withers In The Waking review – Norman Records (December 2008)
Interview with People Like Us – Blow Up (December 2008)
Withers In The Waking review – Aquarius (December 2008) 
Withers In The Waking review – Boomkat (December 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Bad Alchemy (November 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Hair Entertainment (October 2008)
Rhapsody In Glue review – Goute Mes Disques (November 2008)
DO or DIY chart – The Wire (October 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Orkus (November 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Rumore (October 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue review – Blow Up (September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Westzeit (October 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Ox (October 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Le Son Du Grisli (September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Sound Projector (May 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Frieze magazine (September 2008)
Rhapsody In Glue review – Pop News (September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Octopus Record Of The Week (September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Rock Delux(September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – D Side(September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Titel Magazine (September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Schlendrian (September 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – Vital Weekly 162 (September 2008)
Mention in the Guardian (UK) – Click That Dial! (August 11 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue review – O Dominio Dos Deuses (July 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue/Smiling Through My Teeth Review – Incendiary Mag (July 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue review – Octopus (July 2008)
Smiling Through My Teeth review – The Wire (August 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue review – Skug (July 2008) 
Rhapsody in Glue review – D-Side (July 2008) 
Rhapsody in Glue review – Choices Cologne (July 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue review – The Wire (July 2008)
Rhapsody in Glue review – Titel-Magazin / CD of the Week (June 2008)
People Like Us interview part 1 – The Wire (June 2008)
People Like Us interview part 2 – The Wire (June 2008)
People Like Us interview part 3 – The Wire (June 2008)
People Like Us interview part 4 – The Wire (June 2008)
People Like Us interview part 5 – The Wire (June 2008)
Perpetuum Mobile – Music For Maniacs (October 2007)
Perpetuum Mobile – Geiger (September 2007)
Perpetuum Mobile – Bad Alchemy (August 2007)

Perpetuum Mobile – Brainwashed (June 2007)
Perpetuum Mobile – RifRaf (June 2007)
Perpetuum Mobile – Rolling Stone (Mexico!!) June 2007 
Perpetuum Mobile – Review in Norman Records June 2007

Perpetuum Mobile – Review in Jumbo June 2007

Perpetuum Mobile – Review in Loop June 2007
Perpetuum Mobile – Review in Boomkat June 2007
Perpetuum Mobile – Review in Cologne Choices June 2007
Story Without End – Review in Jazzthetik July 2006
Story Without End – Review in Trax Magazine June 2006
Interview with People Like Us in 
The Observer 6 November 2006 – herehere & here
Story Without End – Review in Black Jan 2006
Story Without End – Review and Interview April 2006
Story Without End – Review in Cinemania May 2006
Story Without End – Review in The Wire May 2006
Story Without End – Review by Kevin Hamilton February 2006
Story Without End – Blow Up February 2006
Story Without End – Rock Delux Magazine February 2006
Story Without End – Magic Magazine February 2006
Story Without End – Debug Magazine January 2006

Story Without End – Intro Magazine February 2006
Story Without End – Sonic Seducer Magazine February 2006
Story Without End – D Side Magazine January 2006
Story Without End – Go Magazine January 2006
Story Without End – Bad Alchemy Magazine January 2006
Story Without End – Clone Magazine January 2006
Story Without End – Metro Magazine Summer 2005
“The Remote Controller” won second prize in the Backup Festival in Weimar 2004
Worked on a film/installation commission with Sonic Arts Network, 2004-2005 
Worked on a film commission for LUX, 2004
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts with Matmos, November 2003
Article featuring media work of PLU on BBC site July 2002
Review of People Like Us album, Recyclopaedia Britannica, on BBC website 2002
PLU get a mention in Larry Lessig’s blog 2003 
Very good interview with Kenny G on WFMU, March 2003
Small mention in The Guardian (UK)
Sound Unseen Festival, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis 2002

Sound Unseen Festival, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis2 2002

Ether Festival Flyer, Purcell Room, London 2002
Ether Festival review in The Wire, Purcell Room, London 2002
Ether Festival reviews, Purcell Room, London 2002
Sight and Sound magazine 2002
Lovebytes Festival Programme, Sheffield 2002
Lovebytes Festival Programme, Sheffield 2 2002
Oblique Lu Nights Festival, Nantes, France 2002
People Like Us at Sound Unseen, Minneapolis 2002
LMC 10th Anniversary Festival, Purcell Room, London 2001
LMC 10th Anniversary Festival, Purcell Room, London 2 2001

People Like Us and Matmos concert at Sonar, 2001 (The Wire)

Laptops Live ICA, London 2 2001
Laptops Live, ICA, London 2001

Futuresonic Festival, Manchester 2001
EMAF, Osnabruck, Germany 2001
Electrofringe, Newcastle, Australia 2001
Reviews in NME and Bizarre Magazine 2001
Sydney Opera House flyer 1 2001
Sydney Opera House flyer 2 2001

Sydney Opera House ticket 2001
Lux Centre, London 2001
BBC Radio Times 2001

Sound Projector interview 2000

Exit Festival, Creteil, France 2000
The Wire magazine interview 1999
San Francisco Bay Guardian review 1999
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria 1998
NME Single of the Week 1996
NME Interview 1996
NME Interview 1995

This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are many that we have not scanned in from the 1990s, and many a web search we have not made. But it’s a taster.

pumpkin

The Zone – World Premiere

The Zone will be premiered at Bristol Arnolfini on Friday 2nd November and will be introduced by Vicki Bennett.

Arnolfini:
http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/live/details/1423

The Zone is the first feature-length film by Vicki Bennett a.k.a People Like Us. Running Stalker and The Wizard of Oz side-by-side, it tells one story of two journeys to “the promised land, the world where dreams can be made real and reality is like a dream.” The films sit side by side, staying loyal to the linear narrative, but editing the longer film to the length of the shorter, revealing delightful harmonies and synchronicities both in images and narrative occurring far more than either pure chance would dictate or the imagination construct. The Zone is inspired by the Chance Operations of John Cage, Cut-Up techniques of Gysin/Burroughs and Kurt Schwitters, and single shot/durational films (Andy Warhol, James Benning).

Please note: this film is not being distributed as of January 2013 after a legal claim by Mosfilm, the rights holders of Tarkovsky.

UPDATE (2017) – Turns out the Mosfilm do NOT own Tarkovsky films, nor have they ever!!!   We were not alone in receiving take down orders from them, they’d been sending them to many people for years.  We were informed of this by Curzon who DO own them, at least now.  The Zone is up here:

Buy MOON MAGIC 7 inch single!

BUY MOON MAGIC 7 INCH SINGLE NOW

“Moon Magic 7 inch single” by People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz
Release date: 13 November 2012 (presales 13 October)
Illegal Art IA702 http://www.illegalart.net

“Moon” and “Magic” is a AA side 7 inch single, also on the Illegal Art label. Both tracks are taken from The Keystone Cut Ups DVD.

Feature in WIRED

If you live in the US/Canada, unless you are buying other merchandise from us at the same time it will work out cheaper to buy the 7″ direct from the Illegal Art Shop due to the fact that we post from Europe and have to charge for that.