BEN MENDELSOHN is a PhD student in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University where he focuses on environment, infrastructure, and experimental film. He is currently developing a dissertation project and series of video essays about human earthmoving and the Anthropocene.
FEB 2015 | Film
This line marks the final moments of William Greavess deeply affecting 1968 television documentary, Still a Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class.The film, a portrait of black political and economic aspiration during some of the most dramatic moments of the civil rights movement, screened as part of a Greaves retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Musics Migrating Forms festival in December.
Correspondence: Ben Mendelsohn talks to filmmakers Peter Bo Rappmund and Hunter Snyder about contemporary landscape cinema and the politics of infrastructure
SEPT 2014 | Film
If you havent met before, let me introduce you. At the Lines & Nodes screening series in September, we'll be showing a film by each of you and I'd love to have you engage in an open-ended dialogue about your work.
MAR 2015 | Film
It is difficult to overstate the influence of Peter Hutton and James Benning, two towering figures in American avant-garde cinema and the standard bearers for a deeply attentive approach to landscape.