Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

The Rare Event

  • slideshow_large

Synopsis

Shot in a creaky, wooden floored Parisian recording studio at an inaugural three-day “forum of ideas” focusing on the manifold possibilities of Resistance (the title of Jean-François Lyotard’s unrealized follow-up exhibition to his 1983 Les Immateriaux), occasional collaborators Ben Rivers and Ben Russell have produced what initially appears to be a structuralist document of a philosophical discussion in-the-round. This “appearance dimension” is deceptive, of course, and with the aid of an immersive 5.1 sound-mix, a Green Man, a Green-Man-shaped-Infinite-Void, a dose of kinetic digital magic (courtesy of US-based artist Peter Burr) and an impressive cast of thinkers, critics, curators and artists, a document of Resistance slowly transforms into 'The Rare Event' – a portal that joins all dimensions into one.
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Forum Expanded - World premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
48 mins
Format
S16mm
Director
Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
Producer
Luz Gyalui, Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
Director of Photography
Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
Sound
Philippe Ciompi
Principal Cast
Tuomo Tuovinen, Etienne Balibar, Federico Campagna, Manthia Diawara, Timothy Morton, Jean-Luc Nancy, Elizabeth Povinelli, Gayatri Spivak, Dorothea Van Hantelman

Genre

Please let us know if we need to make any amendments to this Film entry mailing us directly at

Last updated 6th February 2018

Production Company

UK, Switzeland coproduction

A Ben Rivers (UK) and Ben Russell (US) project commissioned by LUMA Foundation (CH)

Sales
Company

LUMA Foundation
Luz Gyalui
Im Hausacher 35
8706 Feldmeilein
Switzerland
lgyalui@luma-arles.org
http://www.luma-arles.org