James Benning Film Program

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. 
 

Past Events and Public Programs

Dia:Beacon
James Benning Film Program
James Benning Film Program Screening
September 21, 2008, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM

 

Dia:Beacon
James Benning Film Program
James Benning Film Program Screening
September 20, 2008, 11:30 AM, 1:20 PM, 3:30 PM

 

Dia:Beacon
James Benning Film Program
James Benning Film Program Screening
September 19, 2008, 11:30 AM, 1:20 PM, 3:30 PM

 
 
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