James Benning Film Program Screening

James Benning Film Program

September 21, 2008, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM    add to my calendar

  TEN SKIES, 2004, 11:30am
  casting a glance, 2007, 2pm

Followed by a conversation between Lynne Cooke and James Benning at 3:30pm
Reservations are suggested for the conversation: call 845 440 0100 x45

This program presents three recent works foregrounding issues of temporality by veteran filmmaker James Benning, whose roots lie in Structuralist idioms. Based on footage shot over some four years during intermittent visits to the Spiral Jetty, casting a glance (2007) eschews a documentary approach in favor of one that engages notions of duration and entropy fundamental to Robert Smithson's aesthetic. TEN SKIES (2004) is comprised of ten skyscapes of ten minutes each; 13 LAKES (2004) depicts, also in ten-minute static shot segments, thirteen large lakes from across the United States. 
 

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  TEN SKIES, 2004, 11:30am
  casting a glance, 2007, 2pm

Followed by a conversation between Lynne Cooke and James Benning at 3:30pm
Reservations are suggested for the conversation: call 845 440 0100 x45

This program presents three recent works foregrounding issues of temporality by veteran filmmaker James Benning, whose roots lie in Structuralist idioms. Based on footage shot over some four years during intermittent vi

 
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