We’ve just made a “teaching pack” to accompany Citation City. This is written in inverted commas because we don’t claim any formal knowledge when it comes to teaching, but it is good to share information about the creative process. What we have done is make a document explaining the process of making this work. The pdf is intended as a companion to the audiovisual work, giving examples of the process one might undertake to create new work when sourcing from a large media database. This particular example relates to moving image and musical composition, but the methods can translate to other platforms that use composition, directing, editing, creative narratives and story telling.
Citation City education/teaching pack
PDF download: citation city teaching pack
DRAWING TOWARDS SOUND: VISUALISING THE SONIC
Curated by David Ryan (Reader in Fine Art, Anglia Ruskin University)
2nd Mar – 2nd Apr 2015 (Private view 3rd March 6pm)
Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Project Space
10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 8EY
Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Pierre Boulez / Earle Brow / George Brecht / James Brooks / Laura Buckley / John Cage / Cornelius Cardew / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Morton Feldman / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff / Iannis Xenakis
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CITATION CITY UK Premieres at Flatpack Film Festival in Birmingham.
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.
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Here is the finished promo trailer for our audiovisual performance Citation City. This is ONLY available as a live performance, it will not go online so do check for live dates at the url below.
More info, press release and press photos/media at
We are very pleased to have an extensive interview with Filmmaker Magazine about Citation City and our creative process.
Very pleased to be in this journal with our book The Fundamental Questions, and excellent company! Thank you Peter Jaeger, the guest editor.
Journal of Writing in Creative Practice
You can download The Fundamental Questions here
Or buy the book here