‘Benedict Seymour’s experimental feature is an urgent, engaging journey into the London riots and our current political situation via imagery from dystopian science fiction.’ William Fowler, BFI London Film Festival, 2017
Artist Benedict Seymour’s experimental feature explores our contemporary political situation. Using imagery from dystopian science fiction, this hybrid narrative and essay film crosses currents of thought and material.
Screening is followed by a Q&A with the artist.
Dead the Ends premiered at the BFI London Film festival 2017.
Thanks to Ben Cook and LUX
Benedict Seymour is an artist film maker and writer. Dead the Ends is his first feature length film, one of a series of works exploring digital media in a phase of social crisis and austerity. These include Olympicfield (2009), and the collaborations Can Dialectics Break Gravity? (2014) and Bang! (2012) with Matthew Noel-Tod.
He has created soundtracks for Melanie Gilligan (Crisis in the Credit System 2008, The Common Sense 2014, Maija Timonen (Aune, 2012), and Anja Kirschner (Moderation, 2016). As The London Particular (with David Panos) he wrote and made videos exploring the gentrification and cultural ‘regeneration’ of London in the early 2000s: The London Particular (2003) and The Occupation (2001).
He is lecturer in Critical Studies on the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London, and an editor of Mute Magazine. Watch some of his video work here.