Visiting Artist’s Talk – Benedict Phillips

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome artist, mentor and consultant Benedict Phillips.

Benedict Phillips is an established artist, mentor and consultant. His practice is eclectic, encompassing a broad range of methodologies, generating work as diverse as public art, performance, photography, and media art.

He is particularly concerned with the on-going interrelationship and shifting hierarchy between photography, sculpture and performance within his practice, and the aesthetics of each approach. Exploiting historical production processes as well as more recent digitally driven approaches informs the making of much of his work.

Benedict is a founding member and Director of several arts groups and organisations including Field Study est. 1993 (book art and mail group), Digital Media Labs est. 2010 (artist professional development), PO Publishing est. 2004, presenting documentation and representation of cross disciplinary artists research. Phillips is currently working on the development of a new organisation, Lens Lab Leeds, and is a member of the expert panel at Manchester School of Architecture. 

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, please email Cesar Cornejo.

Directions to the Conference Auditorium building

Facing away from Parkinson steps: Turn right, go straight down the hill to the EC Stoner Building, turn left down a short hill and go under the building. Go straight ahead until you get to Willow Terrace Road, The Edge is in front of you. Turn left, then turn right into the car park, follow the path round to the back of The Edge. The Conference Auditorium Building will now be visible across the car park to the right.

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Benedict Phillips, The DIV in Black, 2020. Courtesy the artist.