James Benning in Conversation with Lynne Cooke

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September 21, 2008    add to my calendar

Born in 1942 in Milwaukee, veteran filmmaker James Benning began making films in 1970, after first studying mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work has been shown in a number of international venues, such as the Cannes, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Sundance, Tribeca, and Vienna film festivals, as well as at various museums including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley; Tate Modern, London; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Among his many awards are two National Endowment for the Arts awards, two Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. In 2007, he was the subject of a career retrospective at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. He is currently working on a new film for the Cultural Grant received by the Ruhr District in Germany. Benning lives and works in Los Angeles, where he has been teaching film and mathematics at CalArts since 1987. 
 

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Born in 1942 in Milwaukee, veteran filmmaker James Benning began making films in 1970, after first studying mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work has been shown in a number of international venues, such as the Cannes, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Sundance, Tribeca, and Vienna film festivals, as well as at various museums including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley; Tate Modern, London; and th

 
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