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Friday, November 06, 2009

LINKS :: James BENNING

James BENNING (born 1942; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) = 67 yold in 2009
42 films (20 feature length) / 6 screenplays (1st film: 1971/latest film: 2009)
INSPIRED BY : Henry David Thoreau, Andy Warhol, Bill Traylor, Michael Snow, Hollis Frampton, George Landow, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Smithson?
C.C.C. films (strict model in red) : 13 Lakes; Ten skies; RR; Ruhr;
INFLUENCE ON : ?

Ruhr (2009) 120' IMDb -
RR (2007) 112' IMDb -

Casting a Glance (2007) 87' IMDb -

One Way Boogie Woogie/27 Years Later (2005) 120' IMDb -

  • "Benning x 2 + 27" By: Dennis Harvey (San Fransisco Bay Guardian online, ?)
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Ten Skies (2004) 102' IMDb -
  • "Lakes and Skies" By: Brian Darr (Hell on Frisco Bay, 12 Sept 2005)
  • "Lost Landscapes, Found Paintings. Two new films by James Benning" By: Ian Haydn Smith (Vertigo UK, Autumn/winter 2005)
  • "Ten Skies, 2004" By: acquarello (Strictly Film School, 26 Feb 2007)
  • "James Benning’s 13 Lakes and Ten Skies, and the Culture of Distraction" By: Scott MacDonald (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
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13 Lakes (2004) 133' IMDb -

Sogobi (2001) 90' IMDb -

  • "On Future Arrivals of Container Drivers. Five Brief Comments on One Image from James Benning’s ‘California Trilogy’, expanded" By: Nils Plath (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
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Los (2000) 90' IMDb -
  • "On Future Arrivals of Container Drivers. Five Brief Comments on One Image from James Benning’s ‘California Trilogy’, expanded" By: Nils Plath (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
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El Valley Centro (2000) 90' IMDb -

  • "On Future Arrivals of Container Drivers. Five Brief Comments on One Image from James Benning’s ‘California Trilogy’, expanded" By: Nils Plath (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
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UTOPIA (1998) 91' IMDb -

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Four Corners (1997) 79' IMDb -
  • "James Benning's Four corners" By: Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Reader, 12 Dec 1997; Essential Cinema, 2004)
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Deseret (1995) 81' IMDb -
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North on Evers (1992) 87' IMDb -
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Used Innocence (1989) 94' IMDb -
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Landscape Suicide (1986) 93' IMDb -
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O Panama (1985) 28' short IMDb -
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American Dreams (lost and found) (1984) 55' IMDb -
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Him and Me (1982) 87' IMDb -
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Last Dance (1981) IMDb -
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Double Yodel (1980) IMDb -
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Oklahoma (1979) IMDb -
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Four Oil Wells (1978) IMDb -
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Grand Opera (1978) 84' IMDb -
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11 x 14 (1977) 80' IMDb -
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One Way Boogie Woogie (1977) 60' IMDb -
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A to B (1976) 2' short IMDb -
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Chicago Loop (1976) 9' short IMDb -
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3 Minutes on the Dangers of Film Recording (1975) 3' short IMDb -
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9-1-75 (1975) 22' short IMDb -
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An Erotic Film (1975) 11' short IMDb -
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Saturday Night (1975) 2' short IMDb -
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The United States of America (1975) 27' short IMDb -
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Gleem (1974) 2' short IMDb -
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8 1/2 X 11 (1974) 32' short IMDb -
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I-94 (1974) 3' short IMDb -
57 (1973) 7' short IMDb -
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Honeyland Road (1973) 8' short IMDb -
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Michigan Avenue (1973) 6' short IMDb -
Art Hist. 101 (1972) 17' short IMDb -
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Ode to Muzak (1972) 3' short IMDb -
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Time and a Half (1972) 17' short IMDb -
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Did You Ever Hear That Cricket Sound? (1971) 1' short IMDb -
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GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • "James Benning (USA)" By: Jon Jost (Framework, #13, 1980)
  • "James Benning: “Reeling in Utah: The Travel Log Trilogy”" By: Dick Hebdige (Afterall, #8, Autumn/Winter, 2003)
  • "Taking Position. did you ever hear that cricket sound? (1971) to 3 minutes on the dangers of film recording (1975)" By: Claudia Slanar (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "An Iconography of the Midwest. 8½ u 11 (1974) to Grand Opera (1979)" By: Barbara Pichler (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Milwaukee’s Finest" By: Sharon Lockhart (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Walking and Talking" By: Sadie Benning (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "“I’ll sneak in the back door.” Installations in the Art World: 1978–1985" By: Claudia Slanar (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "American Dreams, American Nightmares. Him and Me (1981) to Used Innocence (1988)" By: Barbara Pichler (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Using the Earth as a Map of Himself. The Personal Conceptualism of James Benning" By: Julie Ault (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Into the Great Wide Open. North on Evers (1991) to UTOPIA (1998)" By: Barbara Pichler (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Reeling in Utah: The Travel Log Trilogy" By: Dick Hebdige (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Looking and Listening" By: Amanda Yates (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Landscape, History and Romantic Allusions. El Valley Centro (1999) to RR (2007)" By: Claudia Slanar (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Encyclopedia Americana. James Benning: Times, Places, Perceptions" By: Volker Pantenburg (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "James Benning, musician" By: Michael Pisaro (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "RR JB" By: Allan Sekula (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007) / Translated in French (Vertigo FR, #36, Sept 2009) [FRENCH]
  • "James Benning : bienvenue dans la wilderness" By: Antoine Thirion (Cahiers du cinéma, #644, Apr 2009) [FRENCH]
  • "The James Benning Experience" By: Stephane Audeguy (Vertigo FR, #36, Sept 2009) [FRENCH]
  • "Beginning Benning. Voyage à Benning (with robert Smithson on my Mind)" By: Carlos Muguiro (Vertigo FR, #36, Sept 2009) [FRENCH]
  • "L'étendue qui dure" By: Yannick Haenel (Vertigo FR, #36, Sept 2009) [FRENCH]
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BOOK on James BENNING


GENERAL ONLINE ARTICLES


INTERVIEW


TEXT BY James BENNING
  • "James Benning on Place" By: James Benning (Framework, #13, 1980)
  • "Off Screen Space/Somewhere Else" By: James Benning (in "James Benning" ed. by Barbara Pilcher & Claudia Slanar; FilmmuseumSynema-Publikationen, vol. 6, Vienna, 2007)
  • "Life in Benning" By: James Benning (Frieze, #111, Nov-Dec 2007) also at Invisible Cinema ; Translated in Dutch (filmkrant, #304, Nov 2008) [DUTCH]
  • "Life is finite" By: James Benning (Warhol exhibition, Waxxner Center, Colombus, Ohio, Aug 2008); republished in French (Vertigo FR, #36, Sept 2009)
  • "Knit & Purl" By: James Benning (Cinema Scope, #40, Fall 2009)
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WEBSITES
  • IMDb
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DOCUMENTARY ON James BENNING
  • James Benning: Circling the Image (2003/Reinhard Wulf/Germany), produced by WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Germany. IMDb
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Please complete, correct when needed. This is an ongoing resource page to be updated.

9 comments:

Brian said...

What a great resource! Honored to be included here and on your Apichatpong page.

Is it a breach of protocol to put forth another piece I've written on Benning?

http://daily.greencine.com/archives/005390.html

I also talk briefly about I-94 and Michigan Avenue in a podcast recorded on Ryland Walker Knight's site. Can find that link for you too if you think it might be helpful.

HarryTuttle said...

Why a breach? The purpose of this blog is to gather informations collectively. If anyone has more links, paper references, don't keep it to yourself and share it to the world.

This is not a one-man job... I can't be aware of everything written on these filmmakers. So if everyone adds one link, the job will be easier and more comprehensive.

The internet needs organised databases, assembled with pertinence by humans... because google only finds random pages with a word/name/phrase and it doesn't mean the results are relevant.

It's not wikipedia here. "Self-promotion" is not frowned upon ;)

Please send me all you have on Benning to add to this page.
Thanks for the help.

Ian said...

Thanks for the Benning links. Should serve the boost in attention he has been getting recently.

HarryTuttle said...

added (thanks to Brian):
"Benning x 2 + 27" By: Dennis Harvey (San Fransisco Bay Guardian online, ?)
"Vinyl is Podcast #9 : Dreamlands of the Night" By: Ryland Walker Knight and Brian Darr (Vinyl is Heavy, 18 Dec 2008) audio 43'

Thorsten said...

Two texts about Ruhr. They are in german, though, due to the fact that the film only has been shown here so far:

http://keinblutrot.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/der-fernseher-als-aquarium-james-bennings-ruhr-auf-3sat/

http://sennhausersfilmblog.ch/2009/11/03/duisburg-09-ruhr-radikal-james-benning/

HarryTuttle said...

Danke very much.

miguel said...

Good work!

I just finished a text about Ruhr. If you can include it in your database, here is the link:

http://startingplace.wordpress.com/

(sorry for the english)

HarryTuttle said...

Muchas Gracias

Just Another Film Buff said...

On Landscape Suicide:
http://theseventhart.info/2010/01/10/flashback-71/

Cheers!