Ben Russell: It Is Here/This Will Last Forever

4 Oct - 1 Dec - De Appel, Amsterdam
€5 - Free for members

It Is Here/This Will Last Forever paints the sonic and visual image of living dystopias and imagined – yet not implausible, yet not perfect – utopias, focusing specifically on sounds and colors. Throughout two cinematic works, accompanied by a sound-resonating sculpture, Ben Russell offers a psychedelic and ethnographic treat for the ears and for the mind.

Good Luck (2017) showcasing the faces, movements, and gestures of the men who work in the business of natural resource excavation, while Atlantis (2014) captures the island of Malta in mythical fashion, throughout a live-recorded folk ensemble, a marching band, noise music, and other discovered sounds. Russell has exhibited work in Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum for Contemporary Art Chicago, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the New York Film Festival.