Films selected by Ben Rivers at LUX: Portraits

16 November 2015

Monday 16 November, 7.00pm 
LUX, 3rd Floor, Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ
Tickets £5, book via Eventbrite here 

Camden Arts Centre and LUX present a three-part screening programme which expands on Ben Rivers’ exhibition Earth Needs More Magicians and his artist-curated exhibition Edgelands.

The second part in the series takes as its starting point the new film by Rivers What Means Something (2015), a portrait of the painter Rose Wylie in her studio and home in Kent, in order to consider the place of the portrait in film and interrogate the mingling of creative processes that intertwine the lines between author and subject, documentary and fiction, sound and image.

Curated by Ben Rivers with an introduction by Gareth Evans, Writer and Film Curator at Whitechapel Gallery. 

Portrait of Ga, Margaret Tait, 1952 (4 min)
Mr Hayashi, Bruce Baillie, 1961 (3 min)
PS 1998, Margaret Salmon, 1998 (8 min)
The Unlimited Dream Company, Sam Scoggins, 1983 (24 min)
I Touched Her Legs, Eva Rodbro, 2010 (15 min)
A World Rattled of Habit, Ben Rivers, 2008 (10 min)

Forthcoming screening:
Films Selected by Ben Rivers at CLOSE-UP: Ethnographies
Friday 27 November, 8.00pm
CLOSE-UP Cinema, 97 Sclater Street, London, E1 6HR