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Xcèntric. 2010-2011

Ben Russell. Trypps, Tribes and Cunning Gods


Itinerant US artist and filmmaker, author of 20 or so films, Ben Russell has a marked interest in ethnography and performance as new ways of experiencing cinema. This session regroups some of his “Trypps”, short visual poems about the multiple forms of impulse, and his anthropological research into mythology, the archaic and the primitive. The session will continue with a performance by the artist.

Last Days, 2004, 16 mm, 5 min;

The Red and the Blue Gods, 2005, 16 mm, 8 min;

Black and White Trypps Number Three, 2007, 35mm, 11min 30 s;

Daumë, 2000, 16 mm, 7 min;

Trypps #6 (Malobi), 2009, 16 mm, 12 min;

Black and White Trypps Number Four, 2008, 16 mm, 10 min 30 s;

Trypps #7 (Badlands), 2010, video, 10 min;

Performance: The Black and the White Gods, double 16 mm screening with light-sensitive circuits, 25 min.

Directors: Ben Russell

This activity is part of Xcèntric. April-June 2011, Xcèntric. 2010-2011

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