Benjamin Buck
Reverend Tate

My creative practice is a vehicle of communication with stillness, integrity and understanding made possible through the practice of engagement without obstruction or judgement, to allow observation and invite exotic revelations. The objectivity when I relinquish the self allows me to engage with actions that need to be done, the manifestations of a response-based maker.

Presently I reflect on the relationship between natural perception, human existence and technological presence. The dynamics of this trinity provide the stimulus into investigations behind misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding the relationship that these themes share. 
Subjects are often investigated with the aid of tools like the performative state, narrative story structures and esoteric data extraction, and results in ephemeral manifestations, interpretive documentation, durational performance, motion graphics and science fiction fantasy graphic novels. The chosen medium aids the objective, community engagement and discourse with the idea, the sharing of meaningful experience and evolving the concept into everyday life.

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Exhibitions & Events

Oscilloscope 03 2020

Livestream

OscilloScope is a monthly event based in Bangor (North Wales) focusing on electronic experimental music. Performed as part of the first Oscilloscope online event.

LLAWN 05 09 2017

Society of Audio Chronologists

Llawn (Welsh for ‘full’) is MOSTYN’s free multi-arts festival that takes place across Llandudno, United Kingdom on one weekend each September. Performed with Host Operator.

Tempting Failure 11 2014

Tempting Failure is a Festival of International Performance Art & Noise Art that is held in Bristol, United Kingdom. Host Operator was invited to perform.



Rabbit Bee Reunion 07 2014  

Community festival sound performance with Host Operator in Gwern Gof Uchaf, Capel Curig, United Kingdom

Transversals 2014

Transversals is a video by artist Monika Oechsler who commissioned Host Operator for the soundtrack

Open Studios @ Grumpy Studios 02 2014

Grumpy Studios, where Host Operator held a studio, open day event to showcase studio artists work in Manchester, United Kingdom

The Dark Outside 09 2014

Host Operator contributed an audio recording 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.

3 05 2013

Installation of three videos as part of the University of the West of England graduation show in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Elementals 05 2013

Collaboration with Chantelle Harry and Jodie Marks. The final work was shown at the University of the West of England graduation show.

 

The Sushi Show 2013 06 2013

Fine Art graduates of 2013 from University of the West of England showcase their work at UWE studios at Spike Island. Audio performance with Host Operator

Spike Open, UWE Fine Arts Studios 05 2013

University of the West of England Fine Arts students exhibit work that explore the act of navigation pursued for its own sake. Created the Boat with James Griffiths

Sweet Spot 03 2013

3rd Year University of the West of England exhibition held in the Crypt within St Paul's Church, Bristol. Sound Installation with Charles Gershom and created event documentation video.

Space is the Place 12 2013

Fundraiser for the UWE graduating class. Host Operator was invited to create an audio performance. Bristol Diving School, Bristol, United Kingdom

Potlatch TV Interview Soundtrack 02 2013

A collaborative project between Bath and Bristol universities. I was commissioned to create a soundtrack for the event

Audiograft Jukebox 2013

Selected audio track from Host Operator for the Audiograft event in Oxford, United Kingdom

Banana Harmonics 2013

Banana Harmonics is an audience participatory sound performance that was executed in Bristol, United Kingdom

AVANTGARDEN 09 2012

Invited to perform an audio performance with Host Operator

Entre Chien et Loup 11 2012

A collaboration between Kunstuniversitat Linz Department of Fine Arts and the University of the West of England Fine Art department, that took place at Bristol Diving School, Bristol and Grand Hotel zum Rothen Krebsen, Linz, Austria

Strange Angel 05 2012

Audio Performance with Host Operator at Southbank, Bristol, United Kingdom

Picture This Video Event 02 2012

A joint event involving a screening of student work with the University of West England and Chelsea University of Arts in London that took place at Picture This in Bristol

St. Paul's Carnival 07 2011

An independent artist led exhibition held as part of the St. Paul's Carnival in Bristol

Slow Nerve Action 2001 - 2013

Performed on stage with the band Slow Nerve Action. Wrote song lyrics, installed artwork, stage props, costumes and created marketing material.

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