Where do I Come From, Where do I Go

Grand Opera: An Historical Romance

James Benning
1979 • Canada, USA • 85’

Using static shots of recurring motifs—city and landscapes (billboards, traffic signs, streets, industrial landscapes, gas containers, oil drilling rigs)—the film weaves them together with short scenes, textual inserts, experiments with film aesthetics and short homages to Hollis Frampton, George Landow, Michael Snow and Yvonne Rainer, who also appear in the film.

Restored by the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, in collaboration with James Benning.

5 MAY / 19:00 / 85’

Where do I Come From, Where do I Go