Art On Demand
ART ON DEMAND (AOD) is a collaborative participatory project. Its primary aim is to make art accessible by taking it out of the expected exhibition spaces and bringing it to targeted private spaces, creating tailor-made works that are intimate, useful and immersive.
video, 34''04',action, text, various media, platform
A global corporation with a cross-disciplinary approach. The focus lies on the production of a long-term project titled Age of an End in which the appearance of the now is analyzed, assessing the limitation of natural resources, their implementations, as well as mechanisms of power and volatility inherent to the human pursuit of control.The engagement revolves the world's first nuclear waste repository currently being built in Finland; alternative energy supplies, false promises and the exploitation of nature in Iceland; the condition of crisis in Greece; water privatization in Portugal. visit websiteselected works:
Possibilities for transformation and the reclaiming of mental and physical territories.
coloring books, black and white photographsparticipatory exhibition
Blurring all lines between art, design, knowledge and experiment.
performance, outfitcatwalk presentation
A sublime sanctum resonating with the enchanting whimsy of the Finnish landscape.
music video, 3'15
A dancefloor commenting on the condition of immigration, a response to the strawberry fields incident in Manolada.
object, foil, projection, video, loop, sound
An action on limitation and empowerment. BENTEN CLAY, as a private multinational corporation, treats the people of Évora, Portugal with a pallet of fresh mineral water in PET bottles.
object, 630 PET bottles of mineral water, pallet, plastic foil, spray paint
Portraits of the staff at the Schwules Museum. The circle as a primal form of human togetherness, the temporal course of transformation becomes an unfinished process, similar to an open band.
44 photographs, tableau
Das Wilde Denken
improvisations in 'design for the table' on the invitation of Depot Basel.
objects, mixed material
The stolen stream
Audio book on the entanglements, background and effects of a major project. BENTEN CLAY meets Örn Porleifsson. Farmer, teacher, counselor. His country is destroyed. An Icelandic tale of rivers, megawatts, mistakes, salaries, fishing industry, politicians, barren land, steam, aluminum, criminals, seals.
a narrative in German language, 68' on CD, text booklet, poster
A time scale of 100.000 years opens up when reposing nuclear waste; a time span during which the spent fuel rods are still radiating. Onkalo—the world’s first final repository for nuclear high-level waste, currently being built in Olkiluoto, Finland— is the core around which the exhibition casts its net. An installative exhibition.
various mediamultiple workssolo exhibition, 100 sqm
The Surface of Displacement
A module about territorial shifts wedged into the gallery space. Relating in form and content to the Icelandic Kárahnjúkar dam, the object raises topographic questions of measurement and displacement while controversial economic and environmental decisions are in turn shaped as a territorial blockade that reduces actionability to a minimum.
object, 4,5 x 6,7 m
9 sequences on the sublime and frail Icelandic nature in constant change alongside man-made traces of energy depletion.
HD video, 23', loop
Cinematic episodes of self-effacing promises addressing various aspects of lobbying, entanglements and interference with nature in Iceland.
HD video, 29', sound
On the interference of threat, control, time duration and the perception of responsibilty.
2 channel HD video, 15'42'', loop
A document on non-visibility.
poster, offset print, invisible ink, 59 x 84 cm, lamp
Staged political proclamation with 3 persons.
R & D Study No. 5: Ice Floe
Performance of a glacier ice floe at stream velocity of 4.3mph at 1°C, Thingvellir, Iceland.
R & D Study No. 4: Signal Crayfish
Observance of Signal Crayfish in an aquarium at Olkiluoto.
HD video, 12'50''
R & D Study No. 3: Ion
Ionizing radiation detected through a cloud chamber.
HD video, 2', loop
R & D Study No. 2: Lichen
Performance of Alectoria sarmentosa Lichen when swirled 970° with 70 mph.
photographic diptychs, 30 x 40 cm
R & D Study No. 1: Mica Gneiss in Microwave
Performance of Olkiluoto Mica Gneiss in Microwave, 700 W.
HD video, 1'58''
An Informal meeting about nothing in particular
A temporary construction on the relevance of meetings and conferences.
object, wood, metal, natural fibre, synthesis, butterfly wing,165 x 181 x 130 cm
If the barrier does not rise
A photographic approach on different aspects of fear, probability, control and the shifting of power –partially on a metaphoric level, partially documental— taken in Finland around the world’s first nuclear waste repository site, and in Iceland on various wild territories and around geothermal power plants.
photographs, various sizes, open series
since 2011FI, IS
A documentation of the production, import and distribution of a yellow cake.
3 channel HD video, 20', loop
The launch of BENTEN CLAY
The foundation of a conceptual corporation, playing with expectation of size, organizational form, image, gender.
personae, CI, CD, websiteperformance