Justin Bennett

Codarts University of the Arts,

The Netherlands

     Raw Materials

"I work with sound, image and, increasingly, text. I often find my position as an artist and the development of a "voice" in reflective writing to be problematic. That is possibly why in my work — that is often discursive and self-reflective — I develop fictional characters that speak for (or against) me.”

In the video work Raw Materials Justin Bennett poses questions about field recordings. Can we listen to a sound archive as a personal diary, as a fictional narrative or as legal evidence? Is the maker a listener, an actor or an author? And which tapes did he erase, and why? The full video (23 minutes) can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/justinbennett/rawmaterials