Ben Rivers’ “Two Years at Sea” at Anthology Films

Anthology Films in New York will be screening Real Horror (Vol. 1) contributor and IH favorite Ben Rivers’ feature film Two Years at Sea at from October 12 – October 18. Rivers will be in-person on the opening nights. More information can be found here – do not miss it!

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Three Films at Once: Shocking Representation at DAC

Shocking Representation.

Via invitation from Dumbo Arts Center, on Thursday (September 6) I presented a one-night event in support of my upcoming February exhibition at DA On the Desperate Edge of Now (historical trauma in horror film and contemporary art ) with Heather Cantrell, Folkert de Jong, Marnie Weber, and Joachim Koester.

On view was a simultaneous play of three horror films – Edgar G. Ulmer’s The Black Cat (1934), Bob Clark’s Deathdream or Dead of Night (1974), and the documentary The American Nightmare (2000) – merging social, political, and cinematic history into one monstrous audio-visual experience. 
 
The “screening” lasted for three hours during the Dumbo Art Walk. People came in, some stayed, some talked about the impact of these films culturally, others questioned if this was art to be hung on the walls of their home. But mostly, the ghosts of cinema floated on the wall, floating between the past and the future, in-and-out of sync, telling us stories from beyond the grave. 

The Shape at Generator Projects

Gods and Monsters contributor Darren Banks will be included in an exhibition called The Shape this month at Generator Projects (UK) alongside artists Lachlann Rattray and Ben Robinson. The new works were produced in consideration of the correlation of chance and determinism in their implementation found in European horror cinema.

Darren Banks will present Bloody Dreams, Visions & Tourism; a multi-screen installation using found footage and analogue television sets. Each television will be given its own horror movie trope; through a process of selection, isolation, editing and looping, new objects are formed. Recurring horror motifs take on new meaning formally and thematically – horror starts to manifest itself structurally into the work as object and film become interwoven. 

The Shape:
Lachlann Rattray 
Darren Banks
Ben Robinson
24 MARCH – 15 APRIL 

25-26 Mid Wynd Industrial Estate 
Dundee
DD1 4JG 
+44 (0) 1382 225982