FILMS

COLOR-BLIND

Wunderschein

A Demonstration

GOOD LUCK

Organ Movement

Laborat

Screens

IN PRODUCTION

Theater of the Invisible

DIRECTORS

Guillaume Cailleau

Sasha Litvintseva

Ben Russell

Hanna Slak

Beny Wagner

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BEN RUSSELL

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BIOGRAPHY

Ben Russell (b. 1976, USA) is an artist, filmmaker and curator whose work lies at the intersection of ethnography and psychedelia. His films and installations are in direct conversation with the history of the documentary image, providing a time-based inquiry into trance phenomena and evoking the research of Jean Rouch, Maya Deren and Michael Snow, among others. Russell was an exhibiting artist at documenta 14 (2017) and his work has been presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art, theTate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art Chicago, the Venice Film Festival and the Berlinale, among others. He is a recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize (IFFR 2009, Gijon 2017), and premiered his second and third feature films at the Locarno International Film Festival (2013, 2017). Curatorial projects include Magic Lantern (Providence, USA, 2005-2007), BEN RUSSELL (Chicago, USA, 2009-2011), and Hallucinations (Athens, Greece, 2017).

FILMOGRAPHY

Color-Blind / 2019 / short
The Rare Event / 2018 / co-directed w/Ben Rivers / medium-length
Good Luck / 2017 / feature
He Who Eats Children / 2016 / short
YOLO / 2015 / short
Greetings to the Ancestors / 2015 / short
Atlantis / 2014 / short
A Spell to Ward off the Darkness / 2013 / co-directed w/Ben Rivers / feature
Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget / 2013/  short

Ponce de León / 2012 / co-directed w/Jim Drain / short
Austerity Measures / 2012 / co-directed with Guillaume Cailleau / short
River Rites / 2010 / short
Let Each One Go Where He May / 2009 / feature
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco via Kardinal by Otto Muehl / 2009 / short

TjúbaTén/TheWet Season / 2008 / co-directed w/ Brigid McCaffrey / medium-length
Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) / 2007 / short 
Trypps #1-7 / 2005-2010 / short series

The Red and the Blue Gods / 2005 / short 
The Twenty-One Lives of Billy the Kid / 2005 / medium-length

Last Days / 2004 / short
The Ataraxians / 2004 / co-directed w/Sabine Gruffat / short

ExtraTerrestrial / 2004 / co-directed w/Robert Rhyne / short

the quarry / 2002 / short
Terra Incognita / 2002 / short
The Breathers-In / 2002 / short 
Daumë / 2000 / short