Ah, Liberty! (2008)

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A family's place in the wilderness, outside of time; free-range animals and children, junk and nature, all within the most sublime landscape. The work aims at an idea of freedom, which is ... See full summary »


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29 October 2011 | chaos-rampant
Cosmogenic purity
I think Ben Rivers is one of the most promising filmmakers we have; he creates in the space once occupied by Herzog, hanging images between a cosmogenic purity and reflections cast below in the scrapyards of human experience. He can effect a space of contemplation. Cosmic tides, pulls, release, as they replenish life.

Here we have a kind of post-apocalyptic liberty, a world and life that is young with time. It postulates a bleak worldview; aimlessness, destruction, ritual, between these forged the self as a grotesque mask that obscures the true face, the pure soul. It begins and ends with life-renewing fires consuming old worlds thought to last; the sparks cascade up into the nightsky.

It is primordial in ways that I am seeking out. The parting image is of this last fire surrounded by night, with all time yet to start.

The moon of shedding bones.

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1 April 2011



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