BEN RIVERS

THE HYRCYNIUM WOOD
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The Hyrcynium Wood (2005, 3 min, 16mm, UK)

A mystery that began as a document of abandoned farms in South East England.

The Hyrcynium Wood, pictures a woman walking through a cluster of trees, her image doubled and superimposed upon itself, set to a drowning audio bluster of rain, birds, thunder, and screams, the whole shebang washed with organic coronas of hand-processing halos. His films play as fragments of stories, like the crumbly bits of dreams that cling to waking consciousness.’ Ed Halter, Village Voice

 

Selected Exhibition:

Premier – Avanto Festival, Helsinki 2005
Cinecity, Brighton 2005
Olsen 5, Leeds 2006
International Short Film Festival Hamburg, 2006 – Special Mention
Halloween Short Film Festival, ICA, London 2006
Xperimenta, Nicosia 2006
Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid 2006/7
IFFRotterdam, 2007
Starting From Scratch Festival, Amsterdam/Groningen 2007
Impakt, Utrecht 2007
Impakt Highlight programme – St. Petersburg, Moscow
Café Gallery, London, 2007
Kyoto Media Art Week, 2007
Aurora, Norwich, 2007
Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2008
Courtisane, Ghent, 2008
Pesaro Film Festival, 2008
Punto da Vista, Pamplona, 2009
Tirana International Film Fetsival, 2009
Image Forum, Japan 2009
Indielisboa, 2010

Tank TV – Fresh Moves – new moving images from the uk – DVD

 

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