BEN RIVERS

Origin of the species
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16mm, 16min, col, 2008

“Some things didn’t really matter, you know, some mutations didn’t matter all that much…they were neither beneficial to survival nor detrimental to survival…but if they just hung on, there’d come a time when…that was the thing that saved the day.”

Charting the beginnings of the time, through the descent of man, on to an uncertain future - all shot throughout the seasons in the garden of S, who lives in the wilderness and builds contraptions.

 

Exhibition to date:

On Overgrown Paths – Solo Show, Permanent Gallery/Regency Town House, Nov/Dec 2008
A World Rattled of Habit – Solo Show, A Foundation, Liverpool, Aug 2009
An Entangled Bank – Group Show, Talbot Rice Gallery, Oct/Nov 2009
Slow Action – Solo Show, Picture This, Bristol, Nov/Dec 2009
Origin of the Species – Solo show, Kate MacGarry, London, Mar/Apr 2010

London Film Festival, Oct 2008 – Solo Screening
New York Film Festival, Oct 2008
Aurora Festival, Norwich, Nov 2008 – Special Mention
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Jan 2009 – Nominated Tiger Award
Punto de Vista, Spain, Feb 2009 – Solo Screening
Ann Arbor, March 2009
Jeonju, South Korea, Apr 2009
PDX, Portland, Apr 2009
Indielisboa, Apr 2009
EMAF, Osnabruck, Apr 2009
Oberhausen, Apr 2009
Courtisane, Apr 2009
Vienna Independent Shorts, May 2009
Media City, Windsor, May 2009 – Honourable Mention
Melbourne IFF, Jul/Aug 09
25FPS, Zagreb, Sept 2009
Valdivia International Film Festival, Oct 2009
OVNI, Barcelona 2009
Britspotting, Berlin, Nov 2009
Leeds International Film Festival, Nov 2009
Rencontres Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Dec 2009
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Jan 2010
Stuttgart Filmwinter, Jan 2010