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Benjamin Brown

Open Outcry

Doc. expérimental | hdcam | couleur | 15:0 | USA | 2013

This project investigates the gestures of finance capitalism that were once used on the commodities trading floor. Through the production of a speculative instructional video, a commodities trader teaches an actor the gestures that capitalism both invented and made obsolescent.

Ben Thorp Brown is an artist and filmmaker living in New York. He received a B.A. at Williams College, an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Utilizing video, photography, writing, performance, and installation, his work examines relationships between language, memory, and labor. Brown was the recipient of the John Quincy Adams MFA Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Leonhardt Cassullo Video Fellowship at Creative Time, and the Florence J. Chandler travel fellowship from Williams College. His work has been presented in recent exhibitions at SculptureCenter (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), and TEMP (New York).