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Wednesday, 21 April 2010


12th March - 2nd May

Ben Rivers creates video portraits that portray human environment, lifestyle and memory. The use of an old Bolex camera and frequently out of date film gives the work an apperance of aged or found archival footage. This mimics the charactors and subjects explored within his cinematic worlds.

For Origin of the Species Rivers encloses his film within a wooden dwelling made of salvaged materials. The film conveys an aged male living in a rural cottage in the Scottish highlands developing means by which to survive. Feelings of discomfort and abandonment are echoed in the film's quality and subject.

The environment the audience is forced into to view Rivers film creates feelings of entrapment, whilst acknowledging and understanding the subject's need for solitude, freedom and escape.


[Eloise P. Jones]

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