Monday, November 20, 2006

Revolt Video Screening & Kelly Nesbitt acoustic gig (European Tour)

Revolt Video Presents a screening of :

The Century of the Self


Surplus.-Terrorized Into Being Consumers

Plus a Live performance by :

Kelly Nesbitt – solo acoustic performance as part of her European Tour

Doors 7:00

Film screening 7:30

Kelly Nesbitt 9:30

Waged 5 euros/unwaged 3 euros

No 6 Lower Ormond Quay is on the north side quays, between capel street and swift's row.

The entrance is a big blue metal door next to Snap Printing. Ring the top buzzer.
(see map)

The Century of the Self is an acclaimed documentary by filmmaker Adam Curtis

Episode Three: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed


In the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian ideas in America. They were inspired by the ideas of Wilhelm Reich, a pupil of Freud's, who had turned against him and was hated by the Freud family. He believed that the inner self did not need to be repressed and controlled. It should be encouraged to express itself
Out of this came a political movement that sought to create new beings free of the psychological conformity that had been implanted in people's minds by business and politics.
This programme shows how this rapidly developed in America through self-help movements like Werber Erhard's Erhard Seminar Training - into the irresistible rise of the expressive self: the Me Generation.
But the American corporations soon realised that this new self was not a threat but their greatest opportunity. It was in their interest to encourage people to feel they were unique individuals and then sell them ways to express that individuality. To do this they turned to techniques developed by Freudian psychoanalysts to read the inner desires of the new self.

Surplus.-Terrorized Into Being Consumers


Why is the lifestyle of consumerism a source of such rage today? How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness? Why all this emptiness despite our wealth? Surplus approach is to portray this issue from an emotional rather than a factual perspective, shot in the US, India, China, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Cuba during three years. It is the result of a complicated editing process by talented music composer/editor/percussionist Johan Söderberg.

Erik Gandini's approach through Surplus is to portray this issue from an emotional rather than a factual perspective

George W Bush's famous "shopping-speech" calling for a war against terrorism that deters the nation from the fear of consumption. Castro responding with hymns to the anti-consumerist, advertising-free island of Cuba. Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer preaching that the computer will give us peace on earth "bringing people together" while Adbuster Kalle Lasn warns that advertising pollutes us mentally, that over-consumption is unsustainable and that we are running out of oil.

Surplus main man is John Zerzan, controversial philosopher whose call for PROPERTY DAMAGE has inspired many to take to the streets. "That is not violence. Sitting there doing dope and watching MTV . Then you go and get a job. Just schlep along. To me that is violence," says Zerzan. "We are terrorized into being consumers."

In November 2003 Surplus was awarded with the prestigious prize “The Silver Wolf” at Amsterdam's IDFA, and has spread widely around the globe since then.

"... This film about consumerism totally consumed us. It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalisation. It fights fire with fire. The questions it raises are ultimately more important than any answers it might suggest. And we believe audiences can only profit from the debate that will ensue. For its originality, sense of humour, irony, forcefulness and visual virtuosity, the Silver Wolf Award goes to SURPLUS." The Jury of the International Documentary Filmfestival in Amsterdam, Nov.2003.

Kelly Nesbitt, gig

Kelly Nesbitt is a psychedelic-folk-country musician and zany artist from Portland, Maine USA.

She has collaborated on numerous projects with the members of the US band Cerberus Shoal, and opened for the infamous band The Sun City Girls in Seattle.

In 2005 kelly showed her theatrical side and toured Europe performing as a clown and mime.

On this current 2006 European tour, Kelly will be presenting a different side of herself, singing her own songs on acoustic guitar.

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