Somerset Art Works & Somerset Film present BEN RIVERS: THREE FILMS + Q&A with Ben Rivers Mon 29 Jan 7:45 pm
- Runtime: 1hr 10mins combined film timings, plus Q&A
- Tickets: £8, full concessions £7
- Venue: STUDIO
- I Know Where I’m Going. 2009, 30mins.
- There is a Happy Land Further Awaay. 2015, 20mins.
- Urth. 2016, 20mins.
Ben Rivers’ films are rich, cinematic portraits that explore landscape as a fictional utopia or dystopia. This programme starts with I Know Where I’m Going, a foreboding, futuristic road trip through Britain. There is a Happy Land Further Awaay is shot in the Republic of Vanuatu and utilises a poem by Henri Michaux to point to the difficulties of describing an alien place. We end with a science fiction log of the last living woman, set in a biosphere, the film Urth, was commissioned by The Renaissance Society, Chicago.Curated by Josephine Lanyon for Somerset Art Works working in partnership with Somerset Film. Supported by Arts Council England.
Published on December 21, 2017 // Paul Newman