BEN RIVERS

A Distant Episode
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A Distant Episode (16mm scope, b/w, 2015)

A meditation on the illusion of filmmaking, shot behind-the-scenes on a film being made on the otherworldly beaches of Sidi Ifni, Morocco. The film depicts strange activities, with no commentary or dialogue; it appears as a fragment of film, dug up ina distant future - a hazy, black and white, hallucinogenic world.

Commissioned by Artangel.
Thanks to Film and Video Umbrella, London and Shezad Dawood.

Selected Exhibition:
The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, Artangel/BBC White City, London, June-Aug 2015
The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, Whitworth Museum, Manchester, Feb-Apr 2016
New York Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
Doclisboa
Torino Film Festival
Filmmaker Festival, Milan
Stuttgarter Filmwinter
Hong Kong International Film Festival