Film Screening: Ben Rivers, Slow Action; John Latham, Ants and Locusts

January 3, 2013, 6:30PM

Bartos Theatre
20 Ames Street Building E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ben Rivers, Slow Action (2010), HD video, (45 min)

A post-apocalyptic science fiction film, Slow Action applies the idea of island biogeography—the study of how species and eco-systems evolve differently when isolated and surrounded by unsuitable habitat—to a conception of the Earth in a few hundred years.

John Latham, Ants and Locusts (1970), video, (3 minutes)

As part of a solo show at Lisson Gallery in 1970, called Least event/one second drawings/blind work/24 second painting, John Latham staged a number of offsite events which he described as follows in the catalogue: “During the third week of the exhibition the gallery will be at places other than Bell Street, for short periods, probably not much more than a minute at any place, and the show there will be recorded on video or film.” In the end, three of these were filmed. Ants and Locusts was shot at the Insect House in Regents Park on 24 November 1970.

FREE and open to the public.  All are welcome.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 452-3586