Ben Mosher is an interdisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia who resides in Halifax. They completed technical training at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario in 2012. They then went on to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts at Brock University in St. Catharines Ontario in 2015. Concluding their undergrad at Brock University with an honours exhibition in the historic Rodman Hall. Since graduating they have also received the Working Artist Award to continue with their practise. As well they have been included in the landmark Nova Scotian survey exhibition Terroir at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Workshops and Activities
My own practise makes use of contemporary theories regarding the drift developed by Guy Debord and built on by many other artists over the last 50 years. The Drift, usually alined to the urban and utopian, I have discovered though applying these ideas to my own practise that observing is the first and most crucial step of beginning any art work. To drift is not to let the world pass you by, it is a fluid state of mind that allows open exploration of all possible avenues of interest. Observation and recording remains essential to enable you to share your personal narratives and experiences with others. In this class I will highlight methods of exploration of surrounding familiar places in new ways, discovering through observation that the world around us is as much inspiration as we may well need. As well, inspiration can be found in memories of places that we keep with us and memories tied through objects we surround ourselves with. By allowing students to explore familiar sights in a new way allows them the opportunity to engage with familiar ideas with a new lucidity. The class will result in visual, preformative , audio, or textual works surrounding their observations taken during the session.
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10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Contemporary Art Practice, Performance/Installation