James Benning

James Benning

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Cinéma du Réel

CINÉMA DU REEL 2018: L. COHEN BY JAMES BENNING

by José Sarmiento Hinojosa

One of the most relevant things about James Benning’s films is how they immediately relate to their audience. Benning’s work statism and absence of occurrences (in the typical sense of the word), can defy the patience of any veteran cinephile, yet along any newcomer who would be immediately taken aback by the realization that “nothing’s happening”. Indeed, this gesture of the avant-garde instantly reflects on the spectator: Benning’s films are very much about them as they are about the subject who is watching them. 

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BAFICI

BAFICI 2013: STEMPLE PASS DE JAMES BENNING

Por Mónica Delgado

James Benning propone un plano fijo en un cabaña en un bosque, mientras pasan por allí la primavera, el otoño, el invierno y el verano,  enfáticos, inexplorables, desde la inmensidad, como telón de fondo de una serie de extractos narrados de los diarios del infame Unabomber.

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