Ben is a filmmaker and film curator based between Germany and Canada. We were thrilled to invite him out as our only Artist-in-Residence of the year in September 2021.


His films have premiered at major international festivals including Visions du RĂ©el, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Sheffield Doc Fest and screened at galleries including MoMA New York, Design Museum London and HKW Berlin. He is the film curator at transmediale festival in Berlin and co-founded South Kiosk film space in London.


Made as part of my PhD research, recent film works have engaged with large scale architectural infrastructures that mediate relationships between humans and the earth. In the past this has included nuclear test sites, open-mines, under sea data-cables and the most powerful power line in the world.


It was this interest in large scale infrastructures (and what they might reveal about our precarious relationship with the earth) that drew me to the 58 lakes that make up IISD Experimental Lakes Area.


Ben Evans James


Take a look below at just some of the work inspired by Ben’s time out at yours truly.

Stills from the Upcoming Film

While Ben is busy working away at the film inspired by his time at the site, he was excited to share with us these beautiful stills in the meantime…

Ben's Time at the World's Freshwater Laboratory

Ben was our only Artist-in-Residence of 2021, and he certainly made the most of it…