Another World is Plausible : Ben Rivers’ Slow Action

Sicinski, Michael. Another World is Plausible : Ben Rivers’ Slow Action. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2011.

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Abstract (English)

"A heady mix of lingering beauty and offbeat humour, Ben Rivers’ four-part, 16mm film, Slow Action extends the artist’s interest in hermetic, rural existence by investigating four parallel worlds in an ostensibly utopian, post-apocalyptic universe. Invoking the concept of island biogeography—the study of rich, morphing ecosystems pertaining to isolated areas with challenging habitats—Slow Action transforms four real locales into wholly imagined futuristic communities. Referencing classic-documentary and ’50s-era ethnographic cinema, Rivers mischievously plays with the disarming and ironic nature of science fiction." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Sicinski, Michael (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Rivers, Ben
Critics / Curators / Historians: Picard, Andréa
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Ben Rivers : Slow Action
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 8 September - 1 October 2011
Keywords: FILM; SCIENCE FICTION; RURAL LIFE
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 22:11
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 20:20
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31801
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