Tate Modern, Starr Cinema, Feb 7th
Ben Russell's latest film Good Luck  is a deeply immersive audiovisual trip. A quasi-documentary on the horrors and environmental destruction of the mining process, this piece demands a big-screen experience to fully appreciate the totality of it's physical audiovisual force. Sensory overload for a distracted age.
The Psychedelic: An understanding of the self through a subjective experience.
The Ethnographic: An understanding of the self through an objective record of someone that is not the self.
My particular interest in Subject comes out of an interest in trance which I connect through noise music or experimental music but also Christian Ska bands and laying-on of hands or in different contexts we have something like the whirling dervishes, Indonesian self-flagellating rituals, the Yanomami Indians who use hallucinogenic snuff to produce shamanic rituals [...] this idea of the trance ritual is something we find across the world; its incarnation is specific to culture but its manifestation is universal.
- Ben Russell [Sonic Acts Feb 2017, Source here].