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Camden Publications

Ben Rivers
Ways of Worldmaking

There are limited signed copies available.

Ways of Worldmaking is the first comprehensive monograph on British experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers. Often following people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds.

This book has been designed by åbäke and published by Mousse Publishing in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, Kunstverein in Hamburg, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and La Triennale di Milano.

Ben Rivers (b. 1972, Somerset) lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Renaissance Society, Chicago, (2016) (upcoming), Islands, Kunstverein, Hamburg (2016), The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, The Whitworth, Manchester (2016) and Artangel Open Commission (2013), Television Centre, White City, London, (2015), Earth Needs More Magicians, Camden Arts Centre, London (2015), Fable, Temporary Gallery, Cologne (2014), Ben Rivers, Hepworth Wakefield (2012), Sack Barrow, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2011) and Slow Action, Matt’s Gallery, London (2011).  He has been the recipient of numerous prizes including: FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival (2011) for his first feature film Two Years At Sea; his second feature film, A Spell to Ward Off The Darkness, was made in collaboration with Ben Russell and won the New Visions Award at CPH:DOX in 2013 and his third feature The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers recently premiered at Locarno and Toronto Film Festivals.

åbäke is a design and art collective based and working from London.