Fireworks that fizzle out before getting lit. A road leading to all destinations. A soundtrack that melts. Time is broken. As is the passing of time. By means of reverse motion and superimposing images, Ben Russell celebrates the instant in this strident poem that demands our full attention. (IG)
2022 - FIDMarseille - Flash Competition
2022 - Black Canvas - International Competition
2022 - NYFF - Currents
2023 - CPH:DOX
Ben Russell is an American artist, filmmaker and curator whose work lies at the intersection of ethnography and psychedelia. Russell was an exhibiting artist at documenta14 (2017) and his work has been presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art Chicago, the Venice Film Festival and the Berlinale, among others. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize (IFFR 2010, Gijón 2017), and premiered his second and third feature films at the Locarno Film Festival (2013, 2017). Curatorial projects include “Magic Lantern” (Providence, USA, 2005-2007), BEN RUSSELL (Chicago, USA, 2009-2011), and Hallucinations (Athens, Greece, 2017).