This is My Land 2006 © Ben Rivers
Ben Rivers: Shorts (65 mins) at Plymouth Arts Centre
Thursday 11 February, 6pm
£3, Free for PAC Home members
The Coming Race, This Is My Land, A World Rattled of Habit, Origin of the Species, Ah, Liberty
This programme of Ben Rivers’ early short films present a series of portraits of unconventional lives – of people existing, to varying degrees, in wilderness or isolation. Rivers’ films are compassionate and elliptical, ambiguous documents of both the reality of life outside urban norms and our own Romantic preconceptions of a life beyond bounds.
Ben Rivers: Shorts will be introduced by Dr Kayla Parker (Plymouth University) and followed by an informal discussion in the bar.
Supported by Moving Image Arts (MIA) Research at Plymouth University.
Read Kayla’s introduction here.
Image credit: "Eglantine" 35mm film still © Margaret Salmon 2015
Margaret Salmon introduces her current long form film project, Eglantine, a children’s film/nature study shot on Super 16mm and 35mm on location in Scotland, which is now in post production.
Spanning film influences, earlier projects, literary and other researches, Salmon will discuss the ins and outs of long form film conception and production and will offer a glimpse into a very ambitious and highly personal project, on its way to completion. Of particular interest are the tensions between technical, theoretical and intuitive decisions made during and after production and the vast expanse which must be navigated between what one images and what one achieves while filming with analogue technologies.Read More...