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FLAMIN-Supported Artists Line Up for Venice Film Festival

Date posted: 28.07.2011

Ben Rivers' FLAMIN Productions-commissioned film, Two Years at Sea, will receive its world premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival (31 August - 10 September).

Rivers' film will be screened under the Orizzonti section of the festival, alongside works by fellow FLAMIN-supported artists Mark Lewis and Andrew K├Âtting, as well as new work by American film-maker Ben Russell, whose work recently featured in the Selected touring programme.

Two Years at Sea is River's first feature length project and takes as its subject Jake, a man who lives in isolation in the middle of the forest in remote Scotland. The film documents Jake's solitary existence, capturing moments of profound beauty as he builds a raft to spend time sitting in a loch and sleeps in a caravan that floats up a tree. He is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally, passing the time with strange projects, living the radical dream he had as a younger man, a dream he spent two years working at sea to realise.

The line up for this year's festival was announced this week and features a strong presence of experimental and artist moving image, in synergy with the predominance of artist moving image work within the curatorship of this year's Venice Art Biennale.

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