Terra Incognita: Films & Videos by Ben Russell

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 14, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006, 6pm

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Ben Russell in person!

Senses co-mingle, past becomes present, and geography is turned upside down in filmmaker and SAIC alum Ben Russell’s short films and videos. Shot throughout South and North America, these works play on the history and fantasies of the New World, mixing photography, ethnography, psychedelia, and ceremony to chart a kino-atlas of the west’s collective unconscious. Includes: Daumë (2000), The Tawny (2003), The Quarry (2002), Michoacan: La Muerta (w/Sabine Gruffat, 2006), Black and White Trypps Number One (2005), Terra Incognita (2002), Michoaca: El Traidor (w/Sabine Gruffat, 2006), Black and White Trypps Number Two (2006), and The Red and Blue Gods (2005). 2000-06, Ben Russell, Chile/Mexico/USA, ca. 75 min, various formats.

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