Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present a new short form work by filmmaker Ben Russell at UVP’s Everson Museum architectural projection venue during the months of April and May. The work has been specially commissioned for UVP.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Russell will be present for a special indoor screening event and Q&A, date and location tba.
About the Artist
Ben Russell (b.1976, USA) is a media artist and curator whose films, installations, and performances foster a deep engagement with the history and semiotics of the moving image. Formal investigations of the historical and conceptual relationships between early cinema, documentary practices, and structuralist filmmaking result in immersive experiences concerned at once with ritual, communal spectatorship and the pursuit of a “psychedelic ethnography.”
A 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2010 FIPRESCI award recipient, Russell has had solo screenings and exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Viennale, the New York Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and his installation and curatorial work were included in Documenta 14. Russell was named by Cinemascope in 2012 as one of the “50 Best Filmmakers Under 50.” Ben lives between Los Angeles and Paris, France.