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Ben Houge

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Shanghai Traces 2010119121916, 2010 Algorithmicly Generated Digital Print 88.89 Cm X 66.67 Cm © Ben Houge
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Shanghai Traces 2010119114550, 2010 Algorithmically Generated Digital Video 88.89 Cm X 66.67 Cm © Ben Houge
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Transportation Is Getting a New Look 20100517184635, 2010 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 52 Cm X 29.25 Cm © Ben Houge
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Transportation Is Getting a New Look 20100518011250, 2010 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 52 Cm X 29.25 Cm © Ben Houge
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Transportation Is Getting a New Look 20100518022250, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 52 Cm X 29.25 Cm © 2010
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Giraffe 2009791224, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Video 30.5 Cm X 30.5 Cm
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Giraffe 2009628223541, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 30.5 Cm X 30.5 Cm © Ben Houge
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Giraffe 200971712495, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 30.5 Cm X 30.5 Cm © Ben Houge
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Giraffe 200971315148, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 30.5 Cm X 30.5 Cm © Ben Houge
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Giraffe 2009714115932, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 30.5 X 30.5 © Ben Houge
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Giraffe 2009719144455, 2009 Algorithmically Generated Digital Print 30.5 Cm X 30.5 Cm
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Self-Portrait, Dusk, at the Point of Departure, 2010 15-channel Video Installation, 4 Channel Audio Installation Variable © 2010 Ben Houge
Quick Facts
Birthplace
York, Nebraska, USA
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Shanghai
Works in
Shanghai
Tags
sound installation, video-art, landscape, digital, exhibition/performance
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