Current Residents

Ben Russell
September 2020 - December 2020 

Supported by InResidence, program promoted by the Porto Municipality
 

Ben Russell (Massachusetts, 1976) is an artist, curator and filmmaker whose work is at the intersection of ethnography and psychedelicism.
 
His films and installations emerge from a permanent dialogue with the history and semiotics of the documentary image, in a reexamination of the codes and the immersive and mimetic potential of the cinematographic apparatus, which encompasses a wide temporal and geographic research around ritual practice and altered states of consciousness, while evoking the works of authors such as Jean Rouch, Maya Deren or Michael Snow.