The Colony of Light
June 27—July 5, 2013
The Colony of Light produced a collaborative 16mm film which was shot, processed and screened by the artists during their week-long residency in EXPO Colony.
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS, a screening series curated by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, was conceived around themes explored in their collaborative film, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013). The six-part screening series was organized for EXPO 1: New York by independent curator Aily Nash in conjunction with EXPO Cinema and EXPO Colony.
During his residency in EXPO Colony, BEN RIVERS gave a lecture in EXPO School on his film in development, After London. In the lecture Ben Rivers presents a possible future England and discusses landscape transformation, toxic wastelands and the co-existence of multiple, diverging Utopias.