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Ben Houge

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Birthplace
York, Nebraska, USA

Birth year
1974

Lives in
Shanghai

Works in
Shanghai

Website

Tags
exhibition/performance, digital, landscape, video-art, sound installation

Statement

On Study for Insomnia (2009)
Real-time generative installation, 1 channel video, 4 channels audio
"Expanding Horizons," Art+Shanghai Gallery

      "The strongest entry is American Ben Houge's video installation Study for Insomnia, which sets out to create a new language for landscape art, further honing his patented computer-generated algorithm programme that ingeniously takes recorded images and sounds and projects unpredictable combinations of both. The resulting video alternates between various landscape forms—clouds one minute, water the next—while also spanning emotional distances. Changes in light and form elicit different reactions from viewers; dark, manacing forms give way instantly to bursts of euphoric light. It is a beautiful work that satisfies both intellectually and aesthetically."
           --Time Out Shanghai, August 2010

Recent Exhibits

Ben Houge participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2010 The Point of Departure: Ben Houge Solo Exhibition
True Color Museum
 
Jul, 2010 Expanding Horizons: Manufacturing New Landscapes (The City 2)
Art+ Shanghai Gallery
 
May, 2010 Re-Visioning History
OV Gallery
 
Jan, 2010 Make-Over
OV Gallery
 
Sep, 2009 Wuwei: Being and Nothing
Art+ Shanghai Gallery
 
Jul, 2009 29 Giraffes
[the studio]
 
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