Ben Rivers - Heading for Utopia
The work of Ben Rivers, who received the EYE Art & Film Prize in 2016, can be regarded as a long and sinuous investigation of an as yet unknown world – using footage, locations, literature, desert beaches or his own house. "Everywhere, new utopias are possible", the narrator tells us in Slow Action. What are we looking for when we step out, and what do we find? An evening about new realities and old habits.
A special evening to mark the exhibition Hito Steyerl, Ben Rivers, Wang Bing - EYE Art & Film Prize.
The programme features short films and audio work by Ben Rivers, Ico Costa, Fiona Tan and a talk + film by Jan Dietvorst and Roy Villevoye.
The following films by Ben Rivers will be screened: A World Rattled of Habits (2008), Slow Action (2010) and/or Urth (2016). Introduction and hosting: Sacha Bronwasser.
Hito Steyerl, Ben Rivers, Wang Bing - EYE Art & Film Prize
The intersection between film and visual art is an important focus of exhibition policy at Eye. To underline this, Eye and the Paddy and Joan Leigh Fermor Arts Fund launched an annual prize in 2015 to promote new work by an artist/filmmaker who is making an important contribution to this interdisciplinary field.