Ben Rivers’ work mostly takes the form of films. He is often drawn to people who live outside of urban society and those he describes as having found ‘… ways of being in the world in a more self-sufficient way, up to a point, and who attempt to have less of an impact on the environment.’ At Cove Park Rivers will return to films he made with individuals living off-grid, mostly in Scotland, and revisit to the last person he filmed in 2011, to understand how they have been impacted by social and political developments over the course of the past ten years and at a time when notions of self-isolation, distance and the importance of community are relevant to us all.

Image: ‘Look Then Below’, Ben Rivers, 2019 (courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry Gallery).