People Like Us (Vicki Bennett) b. 1967
The Remote Controller (2003)

Duration 8'59" minutes

Using found footage sourced from educational films in the Prelinger Archives this work explores the subject of experimentation in human body and machine interfaces in the 20th century. The film edits together the different ways we have controlled our environment - through technology, magic and theatrical devices. As the world of communications brings people together, power still exists by pushing a button and pulling the puppet strings.

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