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Benedict Phillips

Benedict has a long track record of delivering major public commissions and international residencies. His work is strongly informed by the core elements of his art practice – photography, sculpture and performance. As a consultant and artist he often works within design teams with public agencies, architects and community clients to deliver his art. As part of his public practice he established digital media labs in 2010 developing a new model for commissioning digital public art, which now creates bespoke residencies for artists working with technologies. Benedict has worked with curators and galleries in the UK, Europe and the US. His photography, artist books and limited editions have been collected and displayed in collections such as the Victoria and Albert museum, London. Benedict is creative director of digital media labs: and ongoing series of artist residencies who have a keen interest in digital media. http://www.digitalmedialabs.org and Co-founder of PO publishing: See link for the world's only Lecsick to Dyslexic translation dictionary http://www.popublishing.co.uk

Posts by Benedict Phillips

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A DIV’s Eye View on the Venice Biennial

As part of my ongoing professional development program supported by Arts Council England, I took my first ever trip to the Venice Biennial accompanied by my long-term collaborator archaeologist and artist John Oxley FSA. I set out with the clear intention to use the opportunity to explore the social and ...

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How to be a Dyslexic Artist

Chapter 2: Talking to Strangers Benedict Phillips and Aby Watson explore how a dyspraxic dancer and a dyslexic visual art came to reflect upon each other’s work and collaborate on a 24 hour project at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the summer of 2018. Q.1- How our conversation began... AW: It could ...

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‘How to be a Dyslexic Artist and Other Stories’ – call out for participants

An opportunity for dyslexic adults ages 18+ Including one to one skills & mentoring support 9 Weekly sessions at The Tetley, Leeds Thursday evenings, 6pm – 8:30pm Starting April 2019 Find out more: Presentation and Q&A at The Tetley, Thurs 21st Feb, start 6pm - 7pm Application deadline: 6pm, Thursday 14th March How to ...

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How to be a Dyslexic Artist

Chapter 1 How to Get Lost: Alternative Acts of Architecture I have been a professional artist for over 25 years. When I started out, I was effectively illiterate despite successfully graduating from a Fine Art BA Honours course. I now have the use of voice dictation software that both enables and disables ...

Portraits: looking at the DisArt silhouette

At the end of 2016 Benedict Phillips was invited to attend and speak at the DisArt symposium (April 6-8 2017) taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. DAO invited him document his experience; to communicate it through photography as a series of portraits of delegates and organisers and to contextualise his ...