Justin Bennett
Den Haag — Netherlands
The widely ranging work of Justin Bennett is as rooted in the audiovisual and visual arts as it is in music. Central to his thinking and his work is a process-orientated approach and an interest in the elasticity of the concept of ’space’. Bennett produces (reworked) field recordings, drawings, performances, installations, photographs, videos and essays. He brings the characteristic potentials and capacities of each medium into every new work, paying no heed to the divisions between these media. Recently his work has focussed on urban development, technological progress and the relationship between architecture and sound. He gives lectures, hosts workshops, produces soundtracks for experimental filmmakers and is a member of the performance group, BMB con. Bennett studied Fine Art at Sheffield City Polytechnic, UK, followed courses in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and studied video with Elsa Stansfield at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. 

 Recent projects and exhibitions include: “The Oracle of Zürich” work in public space (2011) “Ticket to Amsterdam” (with Renate Zentschnig) Audio tour in Istanbul. (2010) “Production Line” solo exhibition, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zürich. (2010) “For the Birds” at Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2010) “CHIPKA” at Netwerk, Aalst (2010) “The City Amplified” solo exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (2009) Sound design for the film "The Good Life" by Ronny Heiremans and Katleen Vermeir (2009) “Zuidas Symphony” an audiowalk for a new business district in Amsterdam (2009) “Drawing Typologies”, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2008) “The Well” CD and installations for the the 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007) "Oracle" a work in public space for "Trans(ient) City", Luxembourg (2007). “Shelters” public art commission for Sonic Arts Network, Scarborough, UK (2005)
Description of work with field recording
I use field recording as a technique to map places, particularly urban places. I also run workshops and projects involving field recording at the Institute of Sonology, in The Hague.
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