Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been an influential figure in the field of audiovisual collage through her innovative sampling and appropriation of found footage and archives.
Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, A/V performances, films, and radio shows that communicate a humorous, dark, and often surreal view on life. Her collages mix, manipulate, and rework original sources from both the experimental and popular worlds of music, film, and radio.
People Like Us believes 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 has 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. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb.