Ben Landau’s practice spans art and design. He uses design research to analyse systems, and artistic methodologies to tamper with them. Ben constructs experiences, objects and performances which are interactive or invite the audience to participate. His actions deconstruct social, political and cultural assumptions to spur agency within the audience. Ben’s critical incursions onto the status quo analyse reliance on existing systems. He wears masks to camouflage himself in everyday situations, and uses hacking, detournement and satire to break from accepted norms.
Ben has shown work and contributed to Van Abbe Museum (NL), IdeasCity with New Museum (USA/GR), Melbourne NOW National Gallery of Victoria (AU), Bureau Europa (NL), BIO Ljubljana Design Biennial (SLO), What Design Can Do (NL), Istanbul Design Biennial 2012 (TUR), Think Space Zagreb (CRO), Lisbon Architecture Triennial (POR), Austro-Sino Arts Chongqing (CHI).
Photo by Lucile Sciallano