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People Like Us/Vicki Bennett is currently Hallwalls Artist in Residence at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. This residency is a multi-tier project consisting of an onsite new film called Fourth Wall and a six-channel audio collage called First Person featuring readings from her co-authored book The Fundamental Questions. In parallel to the onsite exhibition, Vicki Bennett created an online archive of new micro-commissions from collaborators across the field of visual, audio, and textual art. These works respond to the themes of first person / the fourth and can be heard and seen on this WFMU page:


Featured Artists: Dina Kelberman, Buttress O’Kneel, Mark Hurst, Scott Williams, Irene Moon, Jasmin Blasco, Matmos, id m theft able, Sheila B, Ergo Phizmiz, Yon Visell, Porest, David Shea, Gregor Weichbrodt, Carlo Patrão, Tim Maloney, Gwilly Edmondez, Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly), People Like Us, Peter Jaeger, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Adriene Lilly, Micah Moses, Andrew Sharpley, Andie Brown, John Kilduff (Let’s Paint TV) & Hearty White.

Stills from “Fourth Wall” (2020) by People Like Us

For this project, I contributed with a 40-minute radio collage called Second Hand Third Eye that mixes themes related to self-image, consciousness, perception, existentialism, media theory, and extra-dimensions. The creative process for this piece started with a quick survey of academic literature anchored on selfhood and a compilation of terms orbiting the construct of self.*** This list of keywords was the starting point for creating a dedicated archive of over one thousand voice samples from radio and tv shows from the 1950s to the present day. Often contradictory, non-sensical, or meta-referential, these samples come together in a collective search for meaning, both local and cosmic.

Listen to Second Hand Third Eye here: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/95230

***The self, self-realization, self-fulfillment, selfhood, self-destruction, self-commentary, self-creation, self-evident, self-making, self-understanding, self-esteem, self-sacrifice, self-reliance, self-portrait, self-knowledge, self-determined, self-interest, self-defense, self-censorship, selfish, self-tracking, self-image, self-care, self-immolation, self-improvement, self-interest, self-reflection, self-harm, self-rule, self-management, self-expression, self-deification, self-defeat, self-propelled, self-deception, self-reference, self-perception, self-medication, self-injury, self-service, self-formation, self-criticism, self-canonization, self-restraint, self-mediation, self-transformation, skin and self, self-mourning, self-obsessed, self-overcoming, self-centered, self-killing, self-protection, self-annihilation, self-reliance, self-publishing, self-translation, self-photography, self-cultivation, self-regulation, self-control, self-organized, self-invention, solitary self, self-critique, self-development, self-institutionalization, self-reproduction, self-ownership, self-love, self-preservation, self-appreciation, self-made, self-criticality, self-mastery self-congratulation, self-insight, self-hate, self-aware, self-forgiveness, self-taught, self-wolf, self-governing, self-assessment, self-exploration, self-interpretation, self-education, self-inflicted, self-organization, self-model, self-build, self-paced, self-reproducing, self-institution, true-self, second-self, self-identity, self-sabotage, self-analysis, self-service, self-glorification, self-hypnosis, self-empowerment, self-impression, self in roman thought, self-evolving, self-healing, self-experience, self-employed, the younger self, the myth of the self, self-study, self-fulfilling, self-talk, self-design, self-discipline, self-confidence, self-imitation, self-massage, speaking of the self, song of myself, self as enterprise, self in late modernity, self and god, phenomenology of the self, the riddle of the self, online self, the Dostoevskian self, the natural history of the self, psychology of the self, rewriting the self, Kant’s theory of the self, immaterial self, the virtual self, false-self, hungry self, obligated self, the death and life of the self, beyond the self, measure yourself, the plural self, identity and self, know thyself, orienting the self, self and the afterlife, quantified self, animal self, mimetic self, the embodied self, early-self, global self, political selfie, from self to social, the allure of the self, thinking about one self, embattled self, the naked self, becoming myself, the state and the self, amoral self, fractal self, memory and the self, the modern self, digital self, pristine self, classical self, networked self, genes and self, saving democracy from itself, bifurcation of the self, life itself, how to represent yourself in court, editing yourself, deep-self, the self in the transcendental tradition, disorders of the self, enigmatic self, divining the self, traumatized self, fight yourself, privacy of self, giving account of oneself, the emergent self, the self and other, despite itself, boundaries of the self, the care of the self, the purloined self, minimal self, inner self, selfie of a nation, self-exile, not itself, other self, technologies of the self, the quest for the self.             

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After a radio broadcast malfunction, a man is left alone in the studio to break the bad news: “there’s nothing on this side and I am not saying anything”. Nothing on This Side is a radio piece/sound collage created for WFMU‘s Optimized! online stream curated by Vicki Bennett exploring the theme of optimism.

All the shows are now archived at wfmu.org/playlists/UP, including live performances by Mr. Let’s Paint (John Kilduff).

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This piece was also featured on Long Live the New Sound podcast and Radiophreniaa two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, UK.


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OPTIMIZED! Expanded Radio Stream on WFMU
will broadcast 6-10 June 2016, Noon-3pm (EST)
Playlists and archives at http://wfmu.org/playlists/UP

Vicki Bennett/People Like Us has programmed 10 hours of new and exclusive recordings, radio and video that will be broadcasted on WFMU during 6-10 June 2016. These programs are part of an expanded radio stream on the New Jersey freeform radio WFMU dedicated to all things “Optimized!“. The radio shows run from noon to 3pm (EST) and are accompanied by a video stream with specially commissioned animated gifs created by Dina Kelberman. Also, live at Monty Hall John Kilduff will be  performing  “Let’s Paint TV” from 2-3pm, where he’s going to be taking listeners’ calls while simultaneously painting, cooking and running on a treadmill.

I’m happy to be participating with a new radio piece/sound collage called “Nothing On This Side” that will be broadcast on Monday, June 6th:


12.00pm DO or DIY with People Like Us Introduction
12.28pm Carlo Patrão Nothing On This Side
12.58pm DW Robertson (formerly Ergo Phizmiz) Vogue Optimised for Advertising
1.05pm Drew Daniel Extreme Music DJ Set
1.35pm DW Robertson (formerly Ergo Phizmiz) The Manchurian Candidate Optimised for Plot
1.42pm Daniel Menche Arrow vs the World
1.58pm Jim Price Jim’s Debut Show
2pm-3pm John Kilduff with Let’s Paint TV – Live from Monty Hall


Featuring specially created audio, radio shows, animated gifs and video by: Andrew Sharpley, Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan, Brian Joseph Davis, Bryce, Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie, Buttress O’Kneel,  Carlo Patrão, Dan Deacon, Daniel Menche, DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun, Dina Kelberman, DO or DIY with People Like Us, Drew Daniel, DW Robertson (formerly Ergo Phizmiz), Gwilly Edmondez, Heather Phillipson, Irene Moon, Jason Willett & MC Schmidt, Jem Finer, Jim Price, John Kilduff / Let’s Paint TV, Ken Freedman, Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White, Nick the Bard, Osymyso, People Like Us, Peter Knight, Porest, Steinski, The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon, Tim Maloney, Wreck This Mess with Bart Plantenga.

More info, playlists and archives at wfmu.org/playlists/UP

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20 June 2012, The Longest Day of the year marks the launch of the unique and colossal archive of a 744-hour online radio project called Radio Boredcast.  Curated by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) with the UK AV Festival, Radio Boredcast  responds to our ambiguous relationship with time – do we have too much or not enough? – celebrating the detail, complexity and depth of experience lost through our obsession with speed. BASIC.fm first hosted the project through the duration of AV Festival (1-31 March 2012) and now accessible for “Listen on Demand” at freeform radio station WFMU.  Within this goldmine of author programs there are 6 episodes of Zepelim.  A must listen for radio lovers and supporters of radio art!

Radio Boredcast:

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