Tourist | Ben Compton

Tourist (2019) is a lecture exploring race, music, and public space. Sitting at a table equipped with a microphone, projector, and computer, Compton shares his memory of attending a community dance party in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A live feed of his desktop is projected on the wall in front of him and his voice is amplified through speakers. Using video clips, websites, maps, and playlists, Compton revisits elements of the dance party in virtual fragments. Over time, his personal narrative becomes a vehicle to interrogate the commodification of hip hop and the complex ways in which whiteness allows for cultural mobility in both physical and digital space.

A Room for Projection and Reflection | Romane Bladou

In this work, imagination, reflection and projection are interpreted both as methods in looking and as inner spaces; they are ways to see and ways to be. States of mind and of vision are explored through observation and introspection. Walking, transit and travel are ways employed to allow a slowness in looking and the opportunity to daydream. These experiences in space and time are recorded here through still framed videography. I built an installation in which this translation from moment to media is displayed to create immersion, or rather the illusion of it. The apparatus being so present in the space allows us to focus on the shadows, reflections and projections, the usually overlooked. In the multimedia installation, the gallery becomes a space in which to reflect and project: it too allows a slowness in looking, thinking and noticing.

(if you scroll all the way down, you can find an excerpt of the work A Window to Hold Shadows)

A Window to Hold Shadows