The base of California Redwood Trees. Still from Sogobi (2002)
The base of California Redwood Trees. Still from Sogobi (2002)
Sogobi (2002)

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James Benning | U.S.A. | 2002 | Unclassified (All Ages)

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Fri 2 Jul 2021


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James Benning turns to the wilderness for the final part of his California Trilogy.

Each film of the “California Trilogy” – El Valley Centro (1999), Los (2000), and Sogobi (2001) – contains 35 shots, each exactly two and a half minutes long, to "map the state, visualising its beauty while examining the politics of water and of ethnicity" (Artforum).

Format: 16mm
Language: None
Source: Arsenal
Runtime: 87 min

Event duration

87 mins


Unclassified (All Ages)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Water spout in dam - still from Sogobi (2002)

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