Films by Ben Russell
Chicago Filmmakers presents
The 20th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival
Featuring BEN RUSSELL and SHANA MOULTON
Ben Russell in Person!
Co-presented by THE NIGHTINGALE
Friday, June 20, 2008
For nearly a decade, film and video maker Ben Russell has been pushing the boundaries and definitions of ethnographic film, peeking in the corners and skirting along the margins to explore subjects and cross-genre approaches to illuminate and raise questions about this field and the idea of representation more generally. Working primarily in an experimental mode, his films have a rigor in their approach, a formal beauty uncommon to ethnography, and frequently display a sly humor at odds with an area of investigation traditionally rooted in the sciences.
Black and White Trypps Number Four (2008, 11 min, 16mm, US)
Trypps #5 (Dubai) (2008, 3 min, 16mm, US)
Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (2008, 8 min, 16mm, US)
The Wet Season (Tjuba Ten) (Co-directed by Ben Russell and Brigid McCaffrey, 2007, 47 min, 16mm, US/Suriname)
Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, film, found footage, international