Book presentation: Still Film – Simone Bennett


C&H gallery is proud to present:
Book presentation Still Film

START EVENT: June 9th, 15:00 to 17:00 hrs.
For the book presentation ‘Still Film’ Simone invited Marta Jurkiewicz (filmmaker and programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam) to do an artist talk.

(Artist book, Full colour offset print, in a limited edition of 100 copies)
Simone Bennett will present her new photography book “Still Film” at C&H Gallery. The book contains ten photographs, and includes a selection from Bennetts’ solo exhibition “You can’t wrap your arms around a memory” as well as new works. The photos are staged, fictional portraits and each tell their own story.
“Still Film” is designed by Kathrin Hero, with a foreword written by Mirthe Berentsen.

Simone Bennett is a visual artist who works with film, photography and prints. A recurring theme in her work is the disruption of everyday life. Bennett uses the cinematic language to tell her stories, shining a light on dark places in society. Simone’ photographs portrays people who seem to be detached from each other.The powerlessness of being stuck in your surroundings, not able to change the situation you are in. Longing to be together but looking the other way. The moment when we stand still, closing ourselves off to a world in which we don’t feel we belong anymore. The series reads like a film sequence where all the portrayed sing their own song. The locations chosen for the photographs are Simone’s direct surroundings and the people portrayed are her friends and family members.

Simone Bennett (Filmmaker/Artist) lives and works in Hilversum. She studied Audio-Visual Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she now works as a teacher. Her work has been exhibited in the Netherlands and abroad including EMAF Media Art Festival (Osnabruck), Newhouse Center for contemporary art (Staten Island), International Film Festival (Rotterdam), Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico) and her movies are in distribution of EYE Film Museum (Amsterdam).