UK, 2019, 16MM>DIGITAL, 45 MIN
Filmed around the globe, charting various personal movements of the filmmaker, Ghost Strata explores the differing scales of impact that humanity’s presence has on the Earth in the past, present, and into the future.
Ben Rivers studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in sculpture before moving into photography and Super 8 film. After his degree, he taught himself 16mm filmmaking and hand-processing. His practice as a filmmaker treads a line between documentary and fiction. Often following and filming people who have in some way separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides Rivers with a starting point for creating oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds.