Country:   England
URL:   http://www.bmbcon.demon.nl/justin/
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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. He gives lectures on his work throughout all of Europe, hosts workshops, produces soundtracks for experimental filmmakers, is an active curator for video presentations and a member of the performance group, BMB con., and the electronic improvisation trio, Grand Mal. At the end of the 1980s, Justin Bennett (b. 1964) moved from Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, England, to the Netherlands. Bennett studied art at the Cumbria College of Art and Design, video, sculpture, performance and sound at the Sheffield City Polytechnic, followed courses in sonology at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and did graduate research and production at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Accessed 4.11.06 from http://www.argosarts.org/catalogue.do?bio=96
26 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
secret city An audio guide for the exhibition De Verborgen Stad, De Vleeshal, Middelburg 1997 Netherlands Edit
bridge Soundwork Stroom HCBK, Den Haag 1998 Netherlands Edit
displacements radio project Lokaal 01. Breda/Antwerpen. 1998 Netherlands Edit
soundhouse sound piece de Vaalseberg, Rotterdam 1998 Netherlands Edit
soundwalk A graphic section through a soundscape 750m Den Haag 1998 Netherlands Edit
Accumulator(HD) Soundwork Freunde Guter Musik for the exhibition High Density Über die Verdichtung von Räumen Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin. 1999 Germany Edit
Exhibition at Box23 Lab de Arte - Barcelona 2000 Spain Edit
Rumours text/sound project Urban Rumours project curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist at Fri-Art, Fribourg. I presented text and sound as a live intervention at the Urban Rumours conference in August 2000. 2000 France Edit
SITE (wasteland) Soundwork De Verschijning, Tilburg 2000 Germany Edit
SITE - Just About Now at TENT, Rotterdam 2000 Germany Edit
Site(BCN) Installation Korzo Theater, Den Haag and the Zeppelin Festival, CCCB, Barcelona 2001 Netherlands Edit
Europa - Something is Rotten in the State of Europe. Lokaal 01, Antwerpen, 2001. CCNOA, Brussels 2002. Stroom HCBK, Den Haag 2002. versions have been made for online presentation for PeepRadio (Denmark) and Borderhack, M 2001 Netherlands Edit
Acoustic Gardens - For the exhibition Breeze of Air / Hortus Conclusus in Witte de With, Rotterdam 2001 Netherlands Edit
Magnetic City CD - 2001 Spain Edit
Waiting Room Soundwork Station waiting room for CityJam project, Hooghuis, Arnhem 2001 Netherlands Edit
rumours/resonances - Den Haag - Stroom HCBK,Den Haagand first presented at the exhibition You Never Walk Alone, November 2001 Netherlands Edit
Dertiende Mixer - Cleavage of acoustics/ Cacerolada Split LP http://www.stichtingmixer.nl/ 2003 Netherlands Edit
Noise Map Book and CD Crashcourse project of meinebank. Berlin 2003 Germany Edit
Ovipool - Moorroom, Rome, for the Sonícity festival in the former wholesale market in Ostiense, Rome. 2003 Italy Edit
Synesthesia Images produced by visualisation of sonic processes. - 2003 Netherlands Edit
Beirut Story Sound works for installation and 10 vinyl EP E-art, Barcelona in December 2004 Spain Edit
Berlaymont Dreaming Video and sound installation Argos festival, Brussels 2004 Belgium Edit
Haunted House Sound installation/Performance Close Encounters festival, Ypenburg. 2004 Netherlands Edit
Changing Soundscapes - Avontuurlijke Muziek in Leidsche Rijn 2005 Netherlands Edit
Shelters for Scarborough 3 Seafront Installations Sonic Arts Network. Scarborough, Yorkshire 2005 England Edit
Sundial - Barcelona (2003), Den Haag, Rome, Guangzhou and Paris (2005). Each city, each location sounds completely different, but also the rhythm changes from place to place. New versions are planned for Vienna (October 2006) and Istanbul (2007 2005 Spain Edit