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Ben Russell
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Sat 25 Feb

13:30 - 15:00

De Brakke Grond

20 / 17,50

Ben Russell is an artist and curator whose films, installations and performances foster a deep engagement with the history and semiotics of the documentary image. A Guggenheim and FIPRESCI award recipient, Ben 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, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Psychedelic Ethnography (lecture) Ben Russell’s talk is an audiovisual compass, its orientation marked by the seemingly opposite poles of psychedelia and ethnography, two approaches which have the same goal at heart: the understanding of ourselves in the world. The result is a dialectic that is both embodied and critical, in which the terrors and pleasures of getting lost are balanced by the necessity of knowing where, who and what we are, particularly in relation to anyone who is not us. www.dimeshow.com
Participating in Film Programme 5

Sat 25 Feb

15:00 - 16:00

De Brakke Grond

He Who Eats Children, Ben Russell, 26’, US, 2016, psychedelic ethnographic film
Greetings to the Ancestors, Ben Russell, 29', ZA, SZ, UK, US, 2015, psychedelic ethnographic film
Session 5: Sensible Imagination

Sat 25 Feb

13:30 - 15:00

De Brakke Grond

20 / 17,50

Arguing that it is necessary to conceive of the world in radically different ways, to decolonise the modern worldview, and to escape from the bubble of a mediatised post-truth society, the panel Sensible Imagination presents alternative ways of navigating the world, documenting reality, and negotiating the entanglements between humans and nonhumans, words and things. The arts of storytelling and knowledge from non-Western and indigenous cultures offer crucial cues for a different conception of our humanity.
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