This is an exceptional opportunity to hear acclaimed artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers speak about his work. In association with The Cornwall Workshop 2016, Rivers will discuss recent projects, including his latest feature films The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers and What Means Something. The talk will be illustrated by a selection of film excerpts.
Rivers’ practice treads the line between documentary and fiction, and his camera often turns to individuals and communities who have in some way retreated from society. He typically spends weeks, often months, with the people he films, using the resulting footage as a starting point for his exploratory visions of alternative existences in marginal worlds.
Ben Rivers was born in Somerset in 1972, and currently lives and works in London. He studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in the sculpture and photography departments, before finally discovering super8 filmmaking. Since completing his degree, he has worked predominantly with 16mm film. In 1996, he co-founded the Brighton Cinematheque, which he co-programmed until its demise in 2006.
This event is free and there is no booking. The lecture will be held in the Main Hall at Helston Community College, Church Hill, Helston TR13 8NR. The Hall is on the school’s north site, and there is plenty of parking on site: http://helston.cornwall.sch.uk/contact
CAST’s public programme for 2015/16 is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, using funds from the National Lottery.