Ben Russell is an American artist born in 1976. His cinema (more than twenty-five short films and two feature films), in filiation with the cinema of Jean Rouch, integrates ethnographic elements and critical theories. Russell, through his art (performances, installations and cinema), explores the history and semiology of the moving image and designates his work as “psychedelic ethnography”. His films have been awarded in a number of international festivals, including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and the FRIPESCI Award in 2010. His work has been exhibited and screened in venues such as the George Pompidou Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Rotterdam Film Festival.