Throughout mine and Ben’s discussion (you can read this here), he brought to the surface so many things I hadn’t considered. His insights were thought-provoking and I wanted to hear more about how he got to this point. I asked Ben to send me a list of Media, Links and Docs that helped build his aesthetic language or just things he found interesting throughout the production of his work.
As Ben says: “the rodeo is only a hyperlink away.”
Anti-gay by Mark Simpson
Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined by JJ Bola
Lurking: How A Person Became A User by Joanne McNeil
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the NewFrontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
The Internet Does Not Exist by e-flux
Alien Sex Club by John Walter: “ASC is a maze based on this idea of a sex club, sauna or gay bathhouse. The idea of a cruise maze is an emblem more than a reality. There’s something aphrodisiacal about the idea of a maze because it’s a space you can get lost in.”
“The Virtual is Real”, Cécile B Evans on her practice as digital artist.
-----Top tip from Evans: “Listen to your audience, the global WE”-----
(See: “Hyperlinks or it didn’t happen”, 2014)
Anna Ridler on AI dreaming and her artistic practice
Dead of Night, Orville Peck (cowboy inspo)
Haunted Machines, Natalie Kane and Tobias Revel curatorial and research project on Alchemy and Magic in Technology