1. People In Order: 1. Age

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    Human Beings. 1-100 This is first in a series of four films – People In Order – commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 in 2006. The concept behind our films was simple: we asked ourselves if you can reveal something about life by simply arranging people according to scales. Three minutes is a very short time to communicate something – perhaps too short to tell a story, or to get to know a character – so we wanted to make this series by setting ourselves some very straightforward rules, and then following them through over a long trip. The rules had to be simple so it would take the audience virtually no time to understand them. We established what scales we’d look at, and then chose how each film would be framed. Then it was a case of getting in a campervan and driving round Britain, filming as many people as we could over 4 weeks in February, coping with microphones crackling and our camera refusing to work. The experience was exhausting but also life affirming. In our whole trip we were struck by how happy people were to help. Only a handful of our shoots were arranged in advance. We relied instead on the kindness of strangers - and we found that everywhere, from deprived urban estates to rural aristocrats. The resulting films are like a list of government statistics where the citizens they are referring to have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us. The films are really about our awe at how big life is, infinite in its variety, even when it seems just normal to each of us living it. Festivals: 2006: Leipzig DocFest. Shadow Festival, Amsterdam. 2007: 1st Prize (Pro Category) @ Medienfestival, Germany. Audience Award @ Britspotting, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart. International Women’s Film Festival, Germany. Krakow, Poland. Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop Film Festival, New York, USA. 2008: PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Exhibitions: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. June-July 2006. Paul Smith Space, Tokyo. August 2006. Seven @ espacesurplus, Berlin, March 2007. Zeit…los @ Initiative Bürgerzentrum Schuhfabrik Ahlen, Germany, May-June 2009. Web: This part - Age - was a featured video on YouTube, Yahoo, Very Short List – 50,000 views in its first week online, No.2 in the worldwide Viral Video Chart in January 2008, Over 900,000 views and 5 stars on YouTube. Broadcast: : Channel 4, Monday 8th May 2006 7:55PM (plus 8 repeats) © Lenka Clayton & James Price 2006 Directed / Produced & Edited by James Price & Lenka Clayton Camera by James Price Sound by Lenka Clayton

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    • Conversation

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      "She looks very passionate, would make a very good wife," says a stranger describing the face of another stranger. Conversation is a fascinating and frank look at the hidden judgments we habitually make about others based on their faces. In this cleverly composed and edited short doc, filmmakers Lenka Clayton and James Price explore the semiotics of body language. We observe candid interviews with 29 strangers from the streets of the East-End of London, England, as they read another stranger's face. It's a revealing study of how we readily project our fears and hopes onto people we don't know. What does a face really tell you about a person and what does it tell you about your own preconceptions and prejudices? SYNOPSYS FROM HOTDOCS, CANADA "Conversation" was orginally a 2-screen installation, made for The Light Surgeons' "Articulated" exhibition on London's South-Bank in late 2006. This film version has toured extensively appearing at festivals including: Britdoc, Oxford, July 2007. Hotdocs, Toronto, Canada. PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA, April 2008. Iranian International Documentary Festival, Tehran, October 2008. FLEXfest, Gainsville, Florida, USA, 2009 For further information and examples of other work please see: www.field-studies.co.uk and lenka clayton's site at www.lenkaclayton.co.uk www.lightsurgeons.com

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      • People In Order: 3. Love

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        48 couples arranged by length of relationship. (in descending order) This is the third in a series of four films – People In Order – commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 in 2006. The concept behind our films was simple: we asked ourselves if you can reveal something about life by simply arranging people according to scales. Three minutes is a very short time to communicate something – perhaps too short to tell a story, or to get to know a character – so we wanted to make this series by setting ourselves some very straightforward rules, and then following them through over a long trip. The rules had to be simple so it would take the audience virtually no time to understand them. We established what scales we’d look at, and then chose how each film would be framed. Then it was a case of getting in a campervan and driving round Britain, filming as many people as we could over 4 weeks in February, coping with microphones crackling and our camera refusing to work. The experience was exhausting but also life affirming. In our whole trip we were struck by how happy people were to help. Only a handful of our shoots were arranged in advance. We relied instead on the kindness of strangers - and we found that everywhere, from deprived urban estates to rural aristocrats. The resulting films are like a list of government statistics where the citizens they are referring to have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us. The films are really about our awe at how big life is, infinite in its variety, even when it seems just normal to each of us living it. Festivals: 2006: Leipzig DocFest. Shadow Festival, Amsterdam. 2007: 1st Prize (Pro Category) @ Medienfestival, Germany. Audience Award @ Britspotting, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart. International Women’s Film Festival, Germany. Krakow, Poland. Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop Film Festival, New York, USA. 2008: PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Exhibitions: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. June-July 2006. Paul Smith Space, Tokyo. August 2006. Seven @ espacesurplus, Berlin, March 2007. Zeit…los @ Initiative Bürgerzentrum Schuhfabrik Ahlen, Germany, May-June 2009. Broadcast: : Channel 4, Wednesday 10th May 2006 7:55PM (plus 8 repeats) © Lenka Clayton & James Price 2006 Directed / Produced & Edited by James Price & Lenka Clayton Camera by James Price Sound by Lenka Clayton

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        • What is Freedom? A State of Mind

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          2009 Channel 4, Thursday 2nd April. 7:55pm What does it mean to be Free? We hear politicians talk about “Freedom” all the time. From left to right all sides try to claim it as their own. But what does it mean to ordinary people? I travelled to America, the self styled “Land of the Free”. By asking the simple question “who is the freest person you know?” I was sent on a journey through the USA, and through this most nebulous of concepts. Episode 4. A State of Mind Michelle has found her kind of freedom by pushing her body and mind to the limits. She competes in the Ironman triathalons. These are some of the most gruelling competitions on Earth - a 2.4 mile swim, immediately followed by a 112 mile cycle ride, immediately followed by a full 26.2 mile marathon run. When asked who is the freest person she knows, she points in a surprising direction - to Jon, a 49 year old man with downs syndrome. What is it about Jon that makes him free? And who will Jon choose as the freest person he knows? The final installment in a series of four films for Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder strand, first broadcast April 2nd 2009, 7:55pm. A Field Studies Production for Channel 4.

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          • People In Order: 2. Birth

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            34 Women arranged by length of pregnancy. (weeks 4-41) This is the second in a series of four films – People In Order – commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 in 2006. The concept behind our films was simple: we asked ourselves if you can reveal something about life by simply arranging people according to scales. Three minutes is a very short time to communicate something – perhaps too short to tell a story, or to get to know a character – so we wanted to make this series by setting ourselves some very straightforward rules, and then following them through over a long trip. The rules had to be simple so it would take the audience virtually no time to understand them. We established what scales we’d look at, and then chose how each film would be framed. Then it was a case of getting in a campervan and driving round Britain, filming as many people as we could over 4 weeks in February, coping with microphones crackling and our camera refusing to work. The experience was exhausting but also life affirming. In our whole trip we were struck by how happy people were to help. Only a handful of our shoots were arranged in advance. We relied instead on the kindness of strangers - and we found that everywhere, from deprived urban estates to rural aristocrats. The resulting films are like a list of government statistics where the citizens they are referring to have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us. The films are really about our awe at how big life is, infinite in its variety, even when it seems just normal to each of us living it. Festivals: 2006: Leipzig DocFest. Shadow Festival, Amsterdam. 2007: 1st Prize (Pro Category) @ Medienfestival, Germany. Audience Award @ Britspotting, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart. International Women’s Film Festival, Germany. Krakow, Poland. Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Rooftop Film Festival, New York, USA. 2008: PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Exhibitions: Laura Bartlett Gallery, London. June-July 2006. Paul Smith Space, Tokyo. August 2006. Seven @ espacesurplus, Berlin, March 2007. Zeit…los @ Initiative Bürgerzentrum Schuhfabrik Ahlen, Germany, May-June 2009. Broadcast: : Channel 4, Tuesday 9th May 2006 7:55PM (plus 8 repeats) © Lenka Clayton & James Price 2006 Directed / Produced & Edited by James Price & Lenka Clayton Camera by James Price Sound by Lenka Clayton

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            • Rachel Lichtenstein's "Diamond Street" Nº. 4 Subterranea

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              Rachel Lichtenstein's "Diamond Street: the hidden world of Hatton Garden" (Hamish Hamilton, 2012) intimately describes London's secretive and mysterious jewellery quarter. Intimately connected to the area both personally (through family) and professionally (as an archivist of London streets), Lichtenstein is uniquely placed to explore the extraordinary stories of this historic part of old London. Crossing the same territory repeatedly, guided on her walks by different experts, she gathers new layers of the story with each journey. The result is a brilliantly immersive and multi-layered portrait; both a documentary and a secret history of a vanishing world. Under Hatton Garden lie the remains of the buried River Fleet. In this film Rachel takes us into those lost depths..

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              • What is Freedom? A Constant Struggle

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                2009 Channel 4, Wednesday 1st April. 7:55pm What does it mean to be Free? We hear politicians talk about “Freedom” all the time. From left to right all sides try to claim it as their own. But what does it mean to ordinary people? I travelled to America, the self styled “Land of the Free”. By asking the simple question “who is the freest person you know?” I was sent on a journey through the USA, and through this most nebulous of concepts. Episode 3. A Constant Struggle Henry was a young lecturer at Kent State University, Ohio in 1970 when he witnessed an anti-Vietnam protest go horribly wrong on campus. Four of his students were killed by their own country's troops as the state government sent in the National Guard to break up the protests. As such Henry has a strong sense of the vulnerability of "Freedom", and recognises its defense is a constant struggle. Claudia, a young pianist and student of music in Portland, Maine, has another story of political freedom to tell. She moved from Eastern Europe to the USA as a teenager, and tells us her memories of another student protest, far away in Romania, which led to the downfall of Ceauşescu's dictatorial brand of Communism. Claudia asks how far we should look to political systems to give us "Freedom". Third in a series of four films for Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder strand, first broadcast April 1st 2009, 7:55pm. A Field Studies Production for Channel 4.

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                • SAADvL 1

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                  Room with multi-channel sound installation, feedback and field recording functions as source for performance with live electronics and choir. Concept, composition, performance and arrangement by Alexander Wendt. Location: performed and installed as part of Field Studies at the Faculty For Architecture & Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University, London, UK. Score: Mint Loader. Voices: Gaia Bartolucci, Kate Williams and Esther Waterfield (from Musarc Choir) and Esther Venrooy. '...Setting conditions by which something will come into existence' – a recording of the performance was released as part of a Below The Radar compilation with the WIRE magazine #335, January 2012.

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                  • Lymbyc Systym - Narita

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                    • Chandigarh Corrections Omissions - a taster

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                      Chandigarh Corrections Omissions is a the result of a research trip I took with Inheritance Projects http://inheritanceprojects.org in December 2012. Inheritance have an ongoing engagement with the visual culture of new towns. In Chandigarh we were exploring the tensions between the democratic and utopian impulses of the international modernism under whose principles Courbusier, Jenneret, Fry & Drew designed the new city, the realities of those people who now live in these structures, and the desire to preserve or restore these buildings back to their original form. This film is intended to propose future avenues of research. Funded as part of Vision Forum http://vision-forum.blogspot.co.uk.

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