Phoenix, Benjamin Sebastian, 2013, ]performance s p a c e [, London. Photo by Marco Berardi
is a newly commissioned live installation by Benjamin Sebastian in collaboration with Ant the Elder.
The work will unfold across three hours, with Sebastian moving between three work stations every 20 minutes. Audience members are free to come and go as they please, while the piece loops and builds during this time.
Their practice might be imagined as a constellation of mirrors; reflecting aspects of the body, time & spaces they inhabit – or – as queer world-making experiments manifested through processes of bricolage, navigated by erotic and esoteric methodologies.
Sebastian understands their artistic work as sensual acts of living turned anarcho-queer technologies in the aid of trans*, decolonial & trans-humanist endeavour – all driven by their neurodivergent and non-binary embodiment.
They are a frequent collaborator of entities, individuals & institutions, and co-founding director of ]performance s p a c e[ and VSSL Studio.
Benjamin Sebastian (b. 1980, Cairns*, Queensland, Australia) is a trans-disciplinary artist-curator based in London, whose practice spans curating, installation, writing, image making, sculpture, moving image, new media and performance.
*The Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and the Yirrganydji peoples are the traditional custodians of Cairns and surrounding district. Gimuy is the traditional place name for the area Cairns City now occupies. Sebastian wishes to pay respect to the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all Indigenous Australians.