Ben Taranto

Posted on June 17th, by gspf in 2014 Artists. Comments Off on Ben Taranto

Ben Taranto

Site Number: Site 1
Site Location: 13 Gertrude Street, Roller Door
Artwork Title: Flux, 2014

Flux aims to draw attention to the immediate external environment around you and to inner reflection. A perpetual torrent of water flows passed your body, transforming a roller door on Gertrude St into a temporary urban waterfall. Emergent from a recent visit to The Red Queen exhibition at MONA in Hobart, Tasmania, Flux draws upon the idea of forces in motion around you, even when you are still. Flux invites us to consider the question: As we expend our energy going about our day, do we really get anywhere?

“It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place” – Lewis Carrol, Through the Looking Glass.


Taranto is interested in sensory navigation and perceptions of our immediate environments. His sculptural practice explores materials and elements that form our environments and effect how we experience and define them. Having exhibited both internationally and in Melbourne at Craft Victoria, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick ArtSpace, BUS Projects Gallery, Platform Artists Group and Conduit Artspace, He exhibited the work, Blue Hole in the 2013 Gertrude St Projection Festival after an Artist in Residence at Sa Taronja Cultural Association in Andratx, Majorca, Spain in 2012.


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Website: bentaranto.com