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Benning, James 1942-

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American dreams (lost and found) ; Landscape suicide( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape suicide: The filmmaker recounts two infamous murder cases that took place almost 30 years apart
California trilogy by James Benning( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Produced at the junction of two millennia, the California Trilogy is James Benning's three-part topographical study of America's "Golden State". Looking to the past while investigating the present, the mathematician-turned-filmmaker condenses three distinct Californian landscapes into a total of 105 shots, each exactly 2 1/2 minutes long. Formal restraint and compositional precision combine with ambient sound and an unheard social commentary to create a hypnotic journey across the 31st US State; from the Great Central Valley (El Valley Centro) through greater Los Angeles (Los) to the Californian wilderness (Sogobi). "--Container
Casting a glance ; RR( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Casting a glance one artist pays tribute to another as James Benning offers his filmic paean to Robert Smithson's legendary 'earthwork' sculpture, the Spiral Jetty. With RR, his homage to the American railroad, the filmmaker brings an era to its close by going back to cinema's roots. Shot back-to-back over a period of two years, these works marked James Benning's farewell to analog filmmaking and together constitute the profound 'last words' on the film medium by one of its most singular innovators. This 2-disc set presents both films together with rare audio interviews in which Benning recounts the experience of making his 'last' films and gives unique insight into his creative methods."--Container
California trilogy by James Benning( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitués chacun de trente-cinq plans de deux minutes et demie, les films El Valley Centro, Los et Sogobi composent les trois volets d'un triptyque qui deviendra connu sous le nom de "trilogie californienne". Dans El Valley Centro prédominent les questions de l'agriculture et de la gestion de l'eau à travers des plans montrant des systèmes d'irrigation et de récolte, où la Grande Vallée apparaît comme un réseau complexe de forces naturelles et politiques. Los est consacré aux paysages urbains de Los Angeles, ville près de laquelle réside le cinéaste. Plans dépassionnés et impeccablement composés mettant au jour les lignes de forces de l'espace urbain. Sogobi ("Terre" dans la langue des natifs indiens shoshones) est composé, comme les deux films qui le précèdent, de trente-cinq plans de même durée, ici récoltés au cours de séjours dans la nature californienne : cactus, pétroglyphes, tempêtes de sable et de neige, où apparaissent peu à peu les signes de l'occupation humaine. [www.jeudepaume.org]
Deseret ; Four corners( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1990s, James Benning's films were characterized primarily by an ongoing investigation of the relationship between the image and the (spoken or written) word. This 2-disc set features the two key works representing the peak of this "text-image film" period. In Deseret Benning (by way of the New York Times) retells the history of America's Mormon State Utah through spectacular black & white and color images. Art and landscape join as one in Benning's following film Four Corners, which serves as both a tribute to the famous region in the USA where four states converge and a portrait of four very different artists."--Container
Casting a glance, RR by James Benning( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zwischen 2005 und 2007 besuchte der Experimental- und Dokumentarfilmer James Benning 16 Mal das spiralförmige Kunstwerk "Spiral Jetty", das der amerikanische Künstler Robert Smithson aus Gestein, Salzkrusten, Erde und Zivilisationsmüll auf einem Salzsee in Utah installierte. Benning filmte das Gebilde zu verschiedenen Tages- und Jahreszeiten und lässt die Installation als Barometer für die Veränderungen von Zeit und Wetter erscheinen. Ansonsten ereignet sich nichts als die Dauer des Betrachtens eines Kunstwerks; Landschaft, Wolken und Kunstwerk verschmelzen zu abstrakten Mustern und zum reinen Lichtspiel. Ein faszinierendes meditatives Filmdokument für geduldige Zuschauer." [film-dienst.de]
James Benning : decoding fear by Autriche) Kunsthaus (Graz( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit 'James Benning. Decoding Fear’ setzt das Kunsthaus Graz die Auseinandersetzung mit bewegten Bildern im Raum fort, mit der im Rahmen von Ausstellungen wie ‚Videodreams’ (2004), 'Diana Thater. gorillagorillagorilla’ (2009) oder 'Screenig Real. Conner 'Lockhart Warhol’(2009/10) bereits mehrfach außergewöhnliche Positionen vorgestellt wurden.0In dieser Ausstellung wird nun James Bennings in Österreich bereits sehr bekanntes filmisches Werk zu anderen bildnerischen Aspekten seines Schaffens in Beziehung gesetzt. James Bennings Filme, die in kontemplativen Totalen das Außergewöhnliche in alltäglichen Situationen aufspüren, sind von Präzision und Ruhe geprägt. Den kalifornischen Filmemacher auf Aufnahmen poetischer Landschaftssituationen zu reduzieren, wäre jedoch weit gefehlt. Bennings Faszination für die Natur ist nicht auf deren Ursprünglichkeit beschränkt, sondern meist sind es menschliche Eingriffe, die ihn an Landschaftsbildern besonders interessieren. 0Kritik an den Praktiken der Informationsgesellschaft klingt dabei ebenso an wie die Auseinandersetzung mit Mythen, die sich nicht zuletzt in Figuren der jüngeren amerikanischen Geschichte wie den Philosophen Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) und den zwischen 1976 und 1998 als „Unabomber“ bekannt gewordenen Mathematiker Theodor Kaczynski manifestieren. 0Verwoben mit einer Vielzahl an Gegenständen, Nachbauten und malerischen oder typografischen Reproduktionen ergibt die Zusammenschau von Filmen, Objekten und Installationen eine Geschichte, die sich in gegenübergestellten Paaren darstellt und ebenso doppeldeutig lesen lässt. 0Exhibition: Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (7.3.-1.6.2014)
Natural history, Ruhr( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late 1970s, James Benning's films have been a regular fixture at festivals in Germany and Austria, while frequent television broadcasts have helped expose his work to an even larger audience here than perhaps at home. This 2-disc set presents the products of this intercontinental relationship: Ruhr, Benning's first foray into digital filmmaking, is a modern-day 'city symphony' dedicated to Germany's industrial Ruhr district. His latest work, natural history, is an audiovisual portrait commissioned by Vienna's Natural History Museum."--Container
James Benning by James Benning( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography tracing filmmaker James Benning's life and directorial career
Landscape suicide by James Benning( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of two murders as they relate to the social and physical landscape
RR by James Benning( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An homage to the American railroad
Natural history ; Ruhr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late 1970s, James Benning's films have been a regular fixture at festivals in Germany and Austria, while frequent television broadcasts have helped expose his work to an even larger audience here than perhaps at home. This 2-disc set presents the products of this intercontinental relationship: Ruhr, Benning's first foray into digital filmmaking, is a modern-day 'city symphony' dedicated to Germany's industrial Ruhr district. His latest work, natural history, is an audiovisual portrait commissioned by Vienna's Natural History Museum."--Container
Four corners( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1990s, James Benning's films were characterized primarily by an ongoing investigation of the relationship between the image and the (spoken or written) word. Art and landscape join as one in Benning's film Four Corners, which serves as both a tribute to the famous region in the USA where four states converge and a portrait of four very different artists
Ten Skies( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 Lakes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American dreams lost and found by James Benning( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The filmmaker's personal take on the history of the USA from 1954 to 1976, told through a complex and thought provoking amalgamation of image, text and sound
Ruhr( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casting a glance : in memory of Robert Smithson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Benning offers his filmic paean to Robert Smithson's legendary 'earthwork' sculpture, the Spiral Jetty
(FC) two cabins by JB by James Benning( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sogobi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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James Benning
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James Benning

James Benning American filmmaker

James Benning Amerikaans filmregisseur

James Benning director de cine estadounidense

James Benning regista statunitense

James Benning US-amerikanischer Avantgardefilmer und Dokumentarfilmer

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English (61)

German (21)

French (1)

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