James Benning Film Program Screening

September 19–21, 2008, Dia:Beacon

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508 

This program presents three recent works foregrounding issues of temporality by veteran filmmaker James Benning, whose roots lie in Structuralist idioms. Based on footage shot over some four years during intermittent visits to the Spiral Jetty, casting a glance (2007) eschews a documentary approach in favor of one that engages notions of duration and entropy fundamental to Robert Smithson's aesthetic. TEN SKIES (2004) is comprised of ten skyscapes of ten minutes each; 13 LAKES (2004) depicts, also in ten-minute static shot segments, thirteen large lakes from across the United States. 

casting a glance, 2007, 11:30am
TEN SKIES, 2004, 1:20pm
13 LAKES, 2004, 3:30pm