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14 min / HD video / 2017

Outside traverses two metabolic paths in the attempt to forge a reciprocal relationship between the two. Moving from the metabolism of the human body to the metabolism of waste infrastructures, the film creates an inverted exchange wherein the concealment of waste inside the human body turns to the concealment of the human body inside waste. The boundary that divides waste from production would seem to contain an underlying set of moral implications. The film considers these as situated somewhere between law enforcement and class structure as defined through labor positions.

Story / Edit / Sound: Beny Wagner

Sound mastering: Rob Driessen

Co-production: VideoPower


Honorary award at Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, 2018

Conversation with Alicja Melzacka


2021 Adrift: Sasha Livtintseva and Beny Wagner, Los Angeles Film Forum, USA

2020 Projections | Les paralléles du SUD: Eaux d’artifice, Videodrome2, Marseilles, France

2020 East London Cable TV Dinner E04, Online program

2020 Noise Bombing, Online exhibition

2019 Disagreeable Body, School, Vienna

2019 Blue Screen: Toon Fibbe, Level Five, Brussels

2019 Video Power verovert Limburg, Venlo/Roermond Cinema release

2019 Video Power Premieres, Lumiere Cinema, Maastricht

2018 Interstice Without Words, Paaygah, Tehran

2018 Recover the Ether, Curated by Microlights, The Open, Milwaukee

2018 Gijon International Film Festival, Gijon, Spain

2018 Eindhoven Film Festival, Eindhoven 

2018 November Film Festival, London

2018 Between Relating, curated by Jesse McLean, Microlights at HDTS, Wonder Valley, California

2018 3rd Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow

2018 Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, Paris

2018 Digesture, Very Project Space, Berlin

2018 Videopower Night, Destination Unknown, Venlo, NL

2018 FRONT Triennial: An American City, Cleveland

2018 Tetevo Film Festival, Tetevo, Macedonia

2018 Invisible Invaders, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

2018 Extracted and Circulated: Empathy (with Sasha Litvintseva), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

2018 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow

2018 Outside/Eye Farm, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Amsterdam (solo)

2018 Immanent Cloud, Nocturnal Reflections, Milan

2018 State of Statelessness, ISELP, Brussels

2018 Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, SAR 9th International Conference for Artistic Research, Plymouth 

2018 Extracted and Circulated: Material Exchange (with Graeme Arnfield), Close-Up Cinema, London

2017 Outside / Asbestos (with Sasha Litvintseva), AM180, Prague


Installation view, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Amsterdam, 2018

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