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Presented by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

20 Questions for Ben Hagari
Apr 27, 2021; 6:30 - 8:30pm
Profile view of human shaped figure laying down made completely out of different green plants, with hints of bright plants throughout.

Ben Hagari, still from Fresh, 2014.

Artist Ben Hagari is a faculty member of SVA MFA Photography, Video and Related Media who specializes in film and video installation. This event will feature his film Fresh, followed by a discussion about its relevance to man’s relationship with plant life. The film is an imaginative one, where a human who lives in a greenhouse intersects with insects and machines, and takes on an animated identity with the vegetables he encounters. The film’s soundtrack is made of instruments made from plant life. The film is being featured as part of the exhibition “Musical Brain” at The High Line in New York City from April 29 – June 23, 2021. The exhibition’s curator, Melanie Kress, and the musician, Dale Stuckenbruck, will be present to discuss their collaborations.


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