Garfield Benjamin is currently undertaking a
doctoral research studentship into the role of art in confronting
the subject as gap between digital and physical worlds, under Prof.
Dew Harrison and Dr. Denise Doyle. Positing the individual subject
itself as the space between worlds, the research focuses on the
parallax of digital experience and seeks an artistic approach to
the self-destructive drive necessary to expose the void of the
subject and question the decentred self.
Garfield gained his Bachelors and Masters
degrees at the University of Birmingham, where he studied Music,
focusing on Electroacoustic composition under Prof. Jonty Harrison.
As a member of BEAST, his creative practice explored mixed media
art with a noisy, abstract and expressive digital aesthetic.
Influences include death metal, stochastic and fractal processes,
science fiction and horror. His works have been performed in
Birmingham with BEAST and SOUNDkitchen, at the RNCM, and at TU
Research interests include the
psychoanalytical cultural theory of Slavoj Žižek, the philosophy of
Quantum Physics, mixed media art, the impact of digital media and
art as revolution.
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