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Images Festival — The Rare Event
April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Images Festival presents The Rare Event on Saturday Aprile 14th at 7PM.
From the Images Festival Program:
“Ben Rivers and Ben Russell
UK/SWITZERLAND, 2018, S16MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 48 MIN
The Rare Event revolves around a forum involving a cast of notable thinkers, writers, artists, and critics gathered to imagine the possibilities of RÃ©sistance, the unrealized sequel to Jean-FranÃ§ois Lyotardâ€™s 1983 exhibition titled Les ImmatÃ©riaux. Tasked with documenting the three-day â€œforum of ideas,â€ collaborators Ben Rivers and Ben Russell intervene in the philosophical discussion by gesturing toward the promises of Lyotardâ€™s conceptual project concerned with the obverse side of communication: noise, distortion, and magic. Through the use of a haptic surround sound mix that is often deferred and delayed in time, the circling presence of a â€œGreen Man,â€ and the dense digital environments of artist Peter Burr, a parallel event begins to appear, one that wanders in and out of the discursive space and toward other dimensions of sensibility and experience.
Invocation of My Demon Brother
UK, 1969, 16MM, 11 MIN
Almost 50 years since the conception of the film as â€œan attack on the sensorium,â€ Invocation of My Demon Brother still retains the possibility of â€œresistanceâ€ through satanic manifestation and magic.
Ben Rivers and Ben Russell will be in attendance.”
This event is co-presented in partnership with the Ottawa International Animation Festival and Cinemascope.
Tickets are available for purchase online ($12 adults, $6 students and seniors)