It is All Hallows' Eve and the veil between worlds is at its thinnest – the dead outnumber the living and their spirits are steadily gathering amongst us. In recognition of us and them and all that is Unknown, LA-based artist / kino-cult leader Ben Russell joins us for this hallucinatory trip into the Great Beyond. From acid trip to devil mask to trance ceremony to Otto Muehl karaoke remake, herein is incantation – transformation surely awaits...
Daumë, 2000, 7 min
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco via Kardinal by Otto Muehl (German Version), 2009, 4 min
Black and White Trypps Number Three, 2007, 12 min
Black and White Trypps Number Four, 2008, 11 min
Trypps #6 (Malobi), 2009, 12 min
He Who Eats Children, 2016, 26 min
Trypps #7 (Badlands), 2010, 10 min
Presented by Ben Russell and Philipp Fleischmann
Ben Russell lives in Los Angeles. He is an artist, filmmaker, and curator whose work lies at the intersection of ethnography and psychedelia. His films and installations are in direct conversation with the history of the documentary image, providing a time-based inquiry into trance phenomena and evoking the research of Jean Rouch, Maya Deren, or Michael Snow. He has received several awards (Guggenheim Fellowship, FIPRESCI International Critics Prize) and showed his works at Centre Pompidou, documenta 14, MoMA, Tate Modern, and numerous festivals.
Philipp Fleischmann lives in Vienna. He is an artist and filmmaker, and has been artistic director of the Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film in Vienna since 2014. Exhibitions/festivals (selection): Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival (2018); Installation Views, Belmacz Mayfair, London (2017); Untitled (Generali Foundation Vienna), One Work Gallery, Vienna (2015); Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014).
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