Australian artist Ben Landau’s practice encompasses both art and design. He uses design
research to analyse systems, and artistic methodologies to tamper with them.
Ben constructs experiences, objects and performances which are interactive or
invite the audience to participate.
His actions deconstruct social, political and cultural assumptions to
spur agency within the audience. Ben’s critical incursions onto the status quo
analyse reliance on existing systems. He wears masks to camouflage himself in
everyday situations, and uses hacking, detournement and satire to break from
Ben Landau has shown work and contributed to Van Abbe Museum (NL), Melbourne
NOW National Gallery of Victoria (AU), Bureau Europa (NL), BIO Ljubljana Design
Biennial (SLO), What Design Can Do (NL), Istanbul Design Biennial 2012 (TUR),
Think Space Zagreb (CRO), Lisbon Architecture Triennial (POR), Austro-Sino Arts