BEN RIVERS

SACK BARROW
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Sack Barrow (16mm, 21min, col, 2011)

Sack Barrow explores a small family run factory in the outskirts of London. It was set up in 1931 to provide work for limbless and disabled ex-servicemen until the factory finally went into liquidation this year. The film observes the environment and daily routines of the final month of the six workers. Years of miniature chemical and mineral processes transform the space into another world. Towards the end an extract of The Green Child by Herbert Read describes the descent into a watery cave world.

Part funded by The Changing Room, Stirling and The Hayward Gallery, London 

 

Selected Exhibition:

Hamburg Kunsthalle, June-August 2012
Sack Barrow - solo show, The Changing Room, Stirling, July/Aug 2011
Sack Barrow - solo show, Hayward Project Space, London, June-Aug 2011 click here for more info
Sack Barrow - solo show, Art Statements, Art Basel 42, June 2011
Winner Baloise Art Prize

 

Selected Screenings: 

Locarno Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Filmmaker Festival Internazionale di Cinema Milano – Filmmaker Award
25FPS Zagreb
Vancouver International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
London Film Festival
Viennale
Mar del Plata
Cork Film Festival
Athens Biennial
Bangkok Experimental Film Festival
Courtisane, Ghent
Hamburg Short Film Festival
Media City

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