Extracted and Circulated is an ongoing collaborative platform created together with Sasha Litvintseva and Graeme Arnfield, surrounding moving image as compilation, as assembly and as the production of new work. The programs commingle passages from our own film work with images collected and re-presented from the disorganized archives of YouTube. Allowing each video to become starting points for each other, the project aims to dissolve the hierarchies of found, processed and produced material. Accompanying the screenings we speak about issues surrounding authorship, the value of images, the provenance of their intentionality, their affect and materiality. 

Past iterations have been presented at Close-Up Cinema in London and at the Moscow Biennale for Young Art 2018.

Extracted and Circulated: Material Exchange, by Graeme Arnfield and Beny Wagner

Stills from Extracted and Circulated: Material Exchange

Extracted and Circulated: Empathy, by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner

Stills from Extracted and Circulated: Empathy