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Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers, born in 1972, is a British artist who has won awards for his films in numerous festivals. Most notably, he won the Grand Prix at Art Basel for his film Sack Barrow and was selected for the Venice Film Festival in official competition for Two Years at Sea in 2011. In 2013, he was the subject of a focus during the Hors Pistes festival at the Centre Pompidou. Ben Rivers shoots in 16mm. He is interested in individuals or communities living on the margins of society and offers a work on the edge of documentary, bordering on ethnography, with great visual power. Thus, taking a more pictorial than narrative path, his work is placed at the heart of contemporary issues where we note the sensitive emergence of an experimental documentary approach, which feeds on multiple artistic contributions. This hybrid form has allowed him to move from the traditional cinema to art centers through installations.