Year2010 Duration10 min. DirectorBen Russell
Spanish premiere
“Trypps #7 (Badlands) charts, through an intimate long-take, a young woman's LSD trip in the Badlands National Park before descending into a psychedelic, formal abstraction of the expansive desert landscape. Concerned with notions of the romantic sublime, phenomenological experience, and secular spiritualism, the work continues Russell's unique investigation into the possibilities of cinema as a site for transcendence.” Michael Green, MCA Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ; Views from the Avant-Garde, New York Film Festival; CPH:DOX , Copenhagen; Torino Film Festival; Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Ben Russell

Ben Russell is an itinerant media artist and curator whose films, installations, and performances have been presented in spaces ranging from 14th Century Belgian monasteries to 17th Century East India Trading Co. buildings, police station basements to outdoor punk squats, Japanese cinematheques to Parisian storefronts, and Chicago bathtubs to Viennese boats. He has had solo screenings and exhibtions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art. A 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2010 FIPRESCI award recipient, Ben began the Magic Lantern screening series in Providence, Rhode Island, is co-director of the artist-run space BEN RUSSELL in Chicago, and he currently teaches in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Selected filmography
Trypps #7 (Badlands) (2010)
Let Each One Go Where He May  (2009)
Trypps #6 (Malobi) (2009)
The Black and the White Gods (2008)
Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (2008)
Trypps #5 (Dubai) (2008)
Black and White Trypps Number Four (2008)
Black and White Trypps Number Three (2007)
Black and White Trypps Number Two (2006)
Black and White Trypps Number One (2005)
The Red and the Blue Gods (2005)
The Twenty-One Lives of Billy the Kid (2005)
Last Days (2004)
The Tawny (2003)
Terra Incognita (2002)
the quarry (2002)
The Breathers-In (2002)
Daumë (2000)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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