1. Desensitize

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    from Sara Scheidemantle / Added

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    A reflection on video art, intimacy, modernization, and identity in the digital age. Music: "The Sound of the End of Music" by People Like Us Starring Sara Scheidemantle and Zach Brooks

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    • CCCitations - a film by Vicki Bennett with guest soundtracks

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      from Vicki WFMU / Added

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      Film: Vicki Bennett Soundtrack: Gwilly Edmondez 00:01 Soundtrack: Jason Willett 02:47 Soundtrack: Jon Leidecker 05:23 CCCitations is an offshoot of Citation City, an audiovisual performance by People Like Us peoplelikeus.org/citationcity There is a second film here: https://vimeo.com/123642682 - an audiovisual interpretation by Andrew Sharpley. Citation City sources, collage and edits 300 major feature films where content is either filmed or set in London – creating a story within a story, of the film world, living its life, through extraordinary times of change, to see what happens when these multiple narratives are combined… what will the story tell us that one story alone could never tell? Inspired by The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin, this audiovisual work is created from 1000s of clippings of text and visual media, collaged using a system of “convolutes”, collated around subjects of key motifs, historical figures, social types, cultural objects from the time. By gathering and assembling such groups of similar yet unrelated, he revealed a hidden, magical encyclopaedia of affinities, a massive and labyrinthine architecture of a collective dream city. On reading Benjamin, his approach to editing astonished Vicki Bennett, and the similarity of their creative processes of cutting and collating extensive lists of subject matter by context. In the live performance a series of story lines (convolutes) sit side by side with a soundtrack sourced both from the movie content, as well as new sample compositions thematically related to the visual content. “The result is a sweeping panorama of London, a London as represented through cinema – not the real city at all, but one that exists in the collective imagination of moviegoers throughout the decades.” Filmmaker Magazine

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      • CCCitations - by Andrew Sharpley: Smoke [2015]

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        from Vicki WFMU / Added

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        CCCitations is an offshoot of Citation City, an audiovisual performance by People Like Us peoplelikeus.org/citationcity Andrew Sharpley was given raw source footage that was used to create the new a/v performance "Citation City" by People Like Us, and was invited to create a new film from this material. There is also a second CCCitations film by Vicki Bennett with invited soundtracks by Gwilly Edmondez, Jason Willett & Jon Leidecker: https://vimeo.com/124300778 About Citation City Citation City sources, collage and edits 300 major feature films where content is either filmed or set in London – creating a story within a story, of the film world, living its life, through extraordinary times of change, to see what happens when these multiple narratives are combined… what will the story tell us that one story alone could never tell? Inspired by The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin, this audiovisual work is created from 1000s of clippings of text and visual media, collaged using a system of “convolutes”, collated around subjects of key motifs, historical figures, social types, cultural objects from the time. By gathering and assembling such groups of similar yet unrelated, he revealed a hidden, magical encyclopaedia of affinities, a massive and labyrinthine architecture of a collective dream city. On reading Benjamin, his approach to editing astonished Vicki Bennett, and the similarity of their creative processes of cutting and collating extensive lists of subject matter by context. In the live performance a series of story lines (convolutes) sit side by side with a soundtrack sourced both from the movie content, as well as new sample compositions thematically related to the visual content.

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        • Bridge by People Like Us [2012]

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          from Vicki WFMU / Added

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          from the now mostly retired live a/v performance "Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)" http://peoplelikeus.org

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          • Eve of Sunshine by People Like Us [2012]

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            from Vicki WFMU / Added

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            from the now mostly retired live a/v performance "Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)" http://peoplelikeus.org

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            • Here Come The Occupants by People Like Us [2012]

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              from Vicki WFMU / Added

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              from the now mostly retired live a/v performance "Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)" http://peoplelikeus.org

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              • Jump! by People Like Us [2012]

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                from Vicki WFMU / Added

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                from the now mostly retired live a/v performance "Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)" http://peoplelikeus.org

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                • Citation City - a new audiovisual work by People Like Us - full trailer

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                  from Vicki WFMU / Added

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                  CITATION CITY a new audiovisual work by Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us A time-travelling voyage through one city, assembled from hundreds of movie clips and inspired by the wanderings of Walter Benjamin. A patchwork of over 300 features either filmed or set in London, Citation City combines multiple narratives to create the story of one city in a period of enormous change. Pieced together by audiovisual artist Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us), this beguiling, labyrinthine work takes its cue from Benjamin’s Arcades Project, an ambitious attempt to map out Paris in fragments which was cut short by the author’s death in 1940. In the live performance a series of story lines (convolutes) sit side by side with a soundtrack sourced both from the movie content, as well as new sample compositions thematically related to the visual content.

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                  • Citation City - A UK Premiere at Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham

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                    from Vicki WFMU / Added

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                    CITATION CITY will UK Premiere at Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham. http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/citation-city/ 28 March 11-12.30am: Arcades walk with Esther Leslie (city centre) 28 March 3-4.45pm: Citation City UK Premiere + Esther Leslie talk (Flatpack Palais at the Bond, Digbeth) Tickets £8.00 | £6.00 Venue Flatpack Palais @ The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley St. , Birmingham, B5 5SE + Google Map Website: http://www.thebondco.net/ A time-travelling voyage through one city, assembled from hundreds of movie clips and inspired by the wanderings of Walter Benjamin.A patchwork of over 300 features either filmed or set in London, Citation City combines multiple narratives to create the story of one city in a period of enormous change. Pieced together by audiovisual artist Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us), this beguiling, labyrinthine work takes its cue from Benjamin’s Arcades Project, an ambitious attempt to map out Paris in fragments which was cut short by the author’s death in 1940. Before the performance Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck and translator of Benjamin’s Archive, will talk about cities, montage, radio and noise. Also: Esther Leslie will conduct an Arcades Walk through Birmingham on Saturday morning. Related: WFMU, our beloved radio station, will also be at Flatpack Film Festival! On the same day, 28 March at 6pm the UK premiere will screen of Sex and Broadcasting, the improbable tale of freeform listener-funded radio station WFMU. Following the New Jersey outfit’s choppy passage through the recession, it’s an inspiring film that raises all sorts of questions about survival and independent culture. Given that production of Flatpack has been soundtracked by WFMU since our early years, we’re delighted to confirm that Station Manager Ken will be broadcasting on the evening of 27 March a special one-off show from Birmingham to mark the premiere.

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                    • Portugal trailer

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                      from Vicki WFMU / Added

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                      People Like Us perform Citation City http://peoplelikeus.org/2014/citationcity at SMUP — Sociedade Musical União Paredense, Rua Marquês de Pombal, 319, 2775-265 Parede, Portugal http://smup-parede.blogspot.pt | https://www.facebook.com/smup.parede

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