Benjamin Buck

My creative practice is the culmination of multiple disciplines in service of a designed message. I am a story teller, illustrator, video editor and sound artist and experienced collaborator, marketer, entrepreneur and designer. Work begins with the implementation of a set of esoteric tools such as the performative state and interpretative documentation with the purpose of maintaining authenticity in my process.  I then apply all these element in the act of performative soundscapes and creating science fiction. 

Currently I am the co-creator of the Double Beta Universe. A sci-fi funk universe where I write, illustrate and publish comics, graphic novels, children's books, comedy videos and original music. Double Beta also has a Patreon page where I livestream my creative process and share creative tips on the Youtube channel dbu Behind the Scenes. I also create soundscapes and co-host on a sound podcast in Wales called Oscilloscope. 


Education


BA Fine Art
The University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom, June 2013 

Foundation Certificate
The Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, June 1997


Work Experience


Fantasy Canon
Production and publishing for the Double Beta Universe
Owner, editor and lead creative, story writing, illustrating, coloring, video editing, brand design, marketing and producing graphic novels,
illustrated books, comedy videos and original music.
January 2016 - Present
website

Oscilloscope
Oscilloscope is monthly event based in Bangor (North Wales) focusing on electronic experimental music.
Co-host and creative consultant
September 2020 - Present
website

Loft 6D
Loft 6D is an independent artist- run studio and exhibition space in the center of Bristol, United Kingdom
Founding Member 
June 2013 - March 2015


Exhibitions, Events & Publications


Transit Mona Lisa
Lloyd Baxter, October 2021
Released music single from the Double Beta Universe

Rebirth
Digital comic, August 2021
Published second chapter from the story 'the Adventures of
Natch and Mercy'

Carl's First Birthday
Children's book, August 2021
Published colored children's book featuring Carl, the Amazeball

Wizards
Lloyd Baxter, May 2021 
Released music single from the Double Beta Universe

Don't Punch the Clown
Lloyd Baxter, April 2021
Released music single from the Double Beta Universe

Place Item Here
Oscilloscope Deep Dive,  March 2021
An introspective interview discussing the work Place Item Here

Assault on Tirak al
Digital comic, January 2021
Published first chapter from the story 'the Adventures of 
Natch and Mercy'


Them Monsters
Lloyd Baxter, December 2020
Released music single from the Double Beta Universe

The Clap, a Rudolf Steiner story
Released by 16BitGlitch on the Optimism Prototypes compilation, May 2020
A audio composition interpreting some of Rudolf Steiner’s ideas

Improvised performance of The Clap, a Rudolf Steiner story,
Oscilloscope Online Live,  April 2020
Oscilloscope is monthly event focusing on electronic experimental music

Society of Audio Chronologists
LLAWN, September 2017
Performed with Host Operator in MOSTYN’s free multi-arts festival
that takes place across Llandudno, United Kingdom


Tempting Failure
Tempting Failure, November 2014
A 4 hour durational improvised soundscape with Host Operator in the Festival of International
Performance Art & Noise Art held in Bristol, United Kingdom.
 

Heliocentric Invariance
The Dark Outside, September 2014
Release track to The Dark Outside, 24 Hours of Music nobody has heard in a place where nobody might be listening.
Murray’s Monument, Talnotry, The Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park, Scotland, United Kingdom

Synthetic Life Group
Transversals, August 2013
Sound design for Transversals a video by artist Monika Oechsler

The Boat #01
Spike Open, UWE Fine Arts Studios, May 2013
University of the West of England Fine Arts exhibit work that explore the act of navigation pursued for its own sake

Sinusoidal Positioning
Sweet Spot, September 2013
Exhibition held in the Crypt within St Paul's Church, Bristol. Sound Installation with
Charles Gershom and created event documentation video

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