RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Ben Landau uses design research to analyse systems, and artistic methodologies to tamper with them. Ben constructs experiences, objects and performances which are interactive or invite the audience to participate. His actions deconstruct social, political and cultural assumptions to spur agency within the audience. Ben’s critical incursions onto the status quo analyse reliance on existing systems. He wears masks to camouflage himself in everyday situations, and use hacking, detournement and satire to break from accepted norms.
Ben has shown work and contributed to Van Abbe Museum (NL), Melbourne NOW National Gallery of Victoria (AU), Bureau Europa (NL), BIO Ljubljana Design Biennial (SLO), What Design Can Do (NL), Istanbul Design Biennial 2012 (TUR), Think Space Zagreb (CRO), Lisbon Architecture Triennial (POR), Austro-Sino Arts Chongqing (CHI).