The self consciousness depends on internal and external processes outside body but the body does not depend on a self-consciousness. And so they move asymmetrical and due to its assymetry bodies automaticly create errors that influance our abilty to be fully concious.This causes us to to feel things when we're not concious or to be touched by something without sensing it.Can a dance performance still be harmonious when its out of sync?Within my practice I'm engaged with body and space. These subjects I explore by working with forms of pedagogy, power relations, repetition, decay and with the focus on cleansing.My work consists of installations, participatory performances, site specific sculptures, and texts.I've been recently researching structures of the art system, and the role of the human body in artmaking and society.My main question comes from the research project a Body without it's flesh, in this project i was interested in the idea of a rehearsal of a dance performance.
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Benjamin Francis, Lives and works in Rotterdam
Residency:
2019 Künstlerhäuser Worpswede
2022  Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn
2022  Het HEM, Zaandam

Eduaction:
2016 - 2020  Bear ArtEZ, Arnhem. Tutors James Beckett & Edward Clydesdale Thomson  
2012 - 2016  GLR -  Graphic design
Shows
2023
Singular Art, Nijmegen
2022
Het HEM, Zaandam
Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn - A body without it's flesh part 2
Tinimini Room, Dordrecht
Performancebar Rotterdam
2021
SECONDroom Antwerpen - Crypt
MUTTER curated by Àngels Miralda Amsterdam   - BLOOD/SEA
Singular Art  - This Art fair  
P/////AKT,Amsterdam,Netherlands -  The removal of the eye
P/////AKT, Amsterdam, Netherlands - A body without it's flesh
P/////AKT, Amsterdam,Netherlands - Duo show with Tessa Langeveld
Allél0n Rotterdam -  London - Maundy
Het Hem All In, Zaandam, Netherlands - Copy & Paste
W139 Group show: Love For Sale, Amsterdam - Bathouse
2020
Wentelteefjes, Arnhem, Netherlands  - Bathouse
Productiehuis Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, Netherlands   - Bathouse
Omstand Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands  - Graduation project  
Grants
Amarte fonds
Publication

Feature
Daily Lazy - The removal of the eye
Lost painters - Eindexamenpresentaties
YYYYMMDD - The removal of the eye
KUNSTBLIJFTEENRAADSEL - Eindexamenpresentaties
Art viewer - Postcards from the edge
TrendBeheer - Rondje P/////AKT
Kuba Paris - BLOOD/SEA 
Ulay Foundation -  BODY ECSTATIC BODY ECLECTIC BODY ECCENTRIC 

Review:
Lost painters - Eindexamen Bear
NRC - Witte badkamertegels, een mashup van rembrandt & Obelix en andere galerietips
Interview:
tique - SIX QUESTIONS 
Artez Hub - Where are you now?
Kunstradar - Podcast
Glitch Magazine - How did you choose your career path?

Publication
Mister Motley - online expo (coming up)
De appel - somemerunschool 
P/////AKT- - exhibition catalogue  (coming up)
ALL INN - exhibition catalogue
Artez 2020 -  ‘something where there should be nothing’ exhibition catalogue

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