Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, films and radio shows that communicate a humorous, dark and often surreal view on life. These collages mix, manipulate and rework original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film, television and radio. People Like Us believe in open access to archives for creative use, and have made work using footage from the Prelinger Archives, The Internet Archive, and A/V Geeks. 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, The Barbican, Sydney Opera House, Pompidou Centre, Maxxi in Rome 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.
01 People Like Us - Hammond Hit, People Like Us, A Career-In-Career, The Stainless Steel Band, Sing With Melodious Inarticulate Sound And Frequent Changes Between Falsetto And Normal Voice In The Manner Of Swiss And Tyrolean Mountain-Dwellers...Please, Nice But Boring, Commercial Break, Calm Before The Storm, Human Race To The End, Firedance, Killa
02 People Like Us - Medley
Another Kind Of Murder
03 Abraxas - Sagala, Mesmerising Fluid, Sex Death Part 5
04 Abraxas - Scorpion Grinder
05 Abraxas - Nerve Shredding Climax
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