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Expanded Plus: UTOPIAN PHANTOM
You Can´t Imagine Nothing
Director_ Ben RIVERS
UK 2019 5min DCP color/b&w shorts Experimental
Review

You Can’t Imagine Nothing contemplates the media through the concepts of duration and movement, continuity and discontinuity to reveal the essence of cinema from an animal’s movements. A sloth climbs up a branch, lowers its head, takes a nap, and clings to a tree. Color changes when the sloth reaches the middle of the branch and once again around 25:00. The full color vision, implying pop art and TV commercials, de-familiarizes everything instantly. The 39-minute theatrical version entitled Now, At Last! is edited to the 5-minute installation.

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  • DirectorBen RIVERS
  • CinematographyBen RIVERS
EditorBen RIVERS
DIRECTOR
Ben RIVERS
English media artist and director Ben Rivers has a special bond with Jeonju IFF ? 11 of his works were screened. Since his short films were first screened in 2007, masterpieces from Origin Of The Species (2008) to The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015) were introduced in Jeonju. Crossing between documentary, fiction and essay films, he documents how isolated and forgotten places and species evolve through a natural history-based approach. In his recent works, the scenes of disconnected people become the origin of a narrative about an imagined alternative community. Rivers’ works display the media aesthetics of “cinema” through the usage of a near-antique camera and handworked 16mm film. At this year’s festival, he presents his recent films Trees Down Here, Ghost Strata and Now, At Last!.
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)288-5433 F. (063)288-5411

Seoul Office

(06740) 2F, Kyeongwon Bldg., 56 Bawoomoe-ro 43, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

Jeonju Cine Complex

(54999)22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. (063)231-3377