Ben Rivers, What Means Something and There Is a Happy Land Further Awaay at GFF17

18 February 2017

CCA Cinema
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Ben Rivers, What Means Something, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Ben Rivers’ portrait of the painter Rose Wylie, What Means Something (2015), predominantly filmed in her studio in Kent features the two artists discussing the artistic process. Rivers constructs his film fragmentally, a series of collages documenting the creative process. Is the film a study of Rose Wylie’s life as an artist, or does it develop into analysing Rivers’ creative practices in studying such a figure, and as such art as a whole?

This screening will also include Rivers’ recent short film work There Is A Happy Land Further Awaay (2015) and will be followed by a Q&A with Director Ben Rivers.