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Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett

Artist Work

Definitions I
2013
Video (installation)
7'30"
Reflection: Compliments
2012
Video (installation)
6 minutes

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Media Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Bio

   I aim to explore the areas of personal space and social customs through a methodology akin to the scientific method. My work seeks to reveal the underlying structures that exist in the reflexive notion of the self and other. By setting up scenarios and enacting singular, minor gestures, I allow the work to reveal variables that show the invisible systems of interaction. Sites of social interaction provide a platform that simultaneously define and blur the ideas of intimate and public self.

   Through performance, in the form of intervention of social site, I document the interactions and redisplay them through encompassing video installations that immerse the viewer. The bodies on screen act as a vehicle to consider the territories we navigate both privately and publicly . The viewer acts as both spectral observer and complicit researcher.

 

-Daniel Bennett 2014

 

EDUCATION

2013   MFA: New Media Arts, The University of Illinois at Chicago
2008   BFA: Sculpture, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013   Definitions I, Aspect Ratio Projects, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014   These Streams, @ ACRE tv and Mana Contemporary, Chicago
2014   USB-SHUFFLE-SHOW (two), Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, GER
2013   N3w M3dia Art Festival, Kenmore LiveLab Studio, Chicago
2013   Body Doubles, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
2012   MDW Fair, Chicago, IL
2011   Where You Went: Collection and Memory, Amara Arts, Urbana, IL
2010   The Space in Between, One Main, Champaign, IL
2009   I Fall to Pieces, Boneyard Arts Festival, Champaign, IL
2008   Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana IL
2008   Grey Area, The Seibel Center for Computer Science at
            The University of Illinois
2007   Phonologistic Auralities, OpenSource Gallery, Champaign, IL
2007   Habitat, 13th annual Artists Against AIDS exhibition, Champaign, IL
2006   Time and Again: A Night of Events, Springer Cultural Center, Champaign, IL

ARTIST TALKS
2014   "Artist as Ellipses." School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2013   "Research as a Means to Make Art." School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2013   The Body as Threshold between Self and Other, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

GUEST CRITIC
2014 + 2013   Introduction to Three Dimensional Media Final Critiques, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PRESS
Editorial Review for Visual Art Source by Robin Dluzen