Works * CV
Exhibiton at Waterside Project Space
I Will Eat This Sleepy Town
Ben Washington’s sculptures draw attention to their own physicality, often
holding themselves upright through precarious acts of balance, appearing at
times to defy physical laws, highlighting those laws and as a result
intensifying the viewers’ relationship to the object and the space that they both occupy.
Washington’s work explores the intersection between space as it exists, as it is imagined and as it is experienced. It pulls together narratives of representation, drawing from sources as diverse as historical landscape art, to modes of architecture, to the constructed world of computer games and virtual reality. By clashing these narratives and visual languages together, he creates new connections between the objects and their implicit meanings, encouraging new questions to be asked and new readings to be sought.