Edgelands: Films Selected by Ben Rivers
Wednesday 16 March, 6pm
Screening of the ‘Edgelands’ film programme, with an introduction by Ben Rivers
Falmouth School of Art in association with the Falmouth University School of Film and TV
Woodlane Lecture Theatre, 25 Woodlane, Falmouth TR11 4RH
Admission free, booking through Eventbrite
LUX and the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) present Edgelands, a screening programme curated by the artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers. Edgelands draws on Rivers’ interest in the physical and conceptual borders of society, from the neglected peripheries of the city to the withdrawal of individuals from mainstream culture.
Edgelands was initially conceived as part of a three-part screening programme to accompany Rivers’ recent solo exhibition Earth Needs More Magicians and his artist-curated exhibition Edgelands (both 2015) at Camden Arts Centre. The screening is presented at Falmouth University as part of the public programme for The Cornwall Workshop 2016.
The screening will be introduced by Ben Rivers and will be followed by a Q&A.
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt, Swamp, 1971, 16mm film transferred to video, 6 min
Andrew Kötting, Jaunt, 1995, 16mm film, 6 min
Phil Solomon, Rehearsals for Retirement, 2007, video, 10 min
Ken Jacobs, Little Stabs of Happiness, 1963, 16mm film, 15 min
Helen Levitt, In the Street, 1948, 16mm film, 16 min
Gordon Matta-Clark, Fire Child, 1971, 16mm film, 10 min
Ben Rivers, The Coming Race, 2006, 16mm film, 5 min
Image: Still from Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Swamp, 1971. Estate of Robert Smithson, Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.