Projects: Ben

2018

In(di)visible: Feature Film

Selected for the Eurimages Lab Project Award at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the feature film version of In(di)visible is currently being produced in co-production with French production company, Hippocampe Productions.

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2017

In(Di)Visible

A VIDE0-SOUND INSTALLATION completed as part of a Cité Internationale des Arts residency awarded by The Power Institute. The installation was exhibited at the M2 Gallery in Sydney in August 2017 (curated by Ira Ferris). 

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in(di)visible questions our capacity to comprehend the present moment. What of it is (in)visible to us? And how will we talk about it in time?

See exhibition images here

ART TALK for in(di)visible is available on our soundcloud

See Art Talk images here

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2016

57 Lawson: Feature Film

★★★★, The Age

“Top 5 Films”, Sydney Morning Herald

www.57lawson.com.au

57 Lawson is a drama-documentary hybrid film that fixates on the nature of the everyday life of the tenants living in a social housing estate in inner city Sydney over the course of one evening.

Defiantly slow-paced, 57 Lawson is an act of preservation: it is an archive of a building, and of a city - its structures, traces, faces, bodies, sounds and images that are slowly becoming obsolete.

“57 Lawson has aged as an important archive of a brief period of time, a lyrical tribute to Australia’s often ignored lower class population”, Film Inquiry

Read the review by Alex Lines.
Listen to Ben’s interview on 2SER radio.


2009

Penelope: Feature Film

“Hypnotic, moody, melancholy and very beautiful, Ferris's Penelope sits somewhere between art gallery installation, experimental film and box office”, The Australian

Penelope, is the first Australian-Croatian co-production feature film.

The film is a lyrical treatment of Homer's tale of Penelope, depicting her psychological struggle as she waits twenty year for her husband to return from the Trojan War.

Penelope presents performances that have been choreographed to a hauntingly beautiful score by renowned film composer Max Richter (Shutter Island, Stranger than Fiction, Waltz with Bashir).

“Ferris gives the Penelope of Homer a new meaning, closer to contemporary female roles: the woman who tends the bow and faces misery with her arrows, without losing sensitivity and the longing to be loved” Melissa Navarro, Mexican Film Critic

For a comprehensive analysis of the film, see Ika Willis’ She’s Already Waited Too Long: Affective Transtemporality in Ben Ferris’s Penelope.

See the Press Kit