Benjamin Hallatt is a sonic arts and print/design maker whose work derives from a number of historical sub-cultural aesthetics and practices. Through defunct and/or limiting technologies Ben explores psychological impressions and contemplative attention through the study of surface texture, object detail and spatial timing. In both the sonic and visual work composition and presentation are fragmentary, tentative and documentary. Materials are developed and combined according to their own shape and aesthetic logic, finding form according to subjective questions of refinement and perfection.

To date Ben's work has been presented in an ever growing catalogue of commercially available recordings, print publications and live performances, working with a number of record labels and arts spaces as well as his own platform KIKS/GFR. 



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EDUCATION:

2010 - BAhons in Cultural Sociology - Dissertation in Object relations psychology and sub-cultural artforms.
Awarded business grant from the university business lab project for print publication in sub-cultural research.


RELEVANT PAST WORK:

2014 - Events planning - Cables sound art programme at Primary Arts Nottingham

2012 - When we were B Boys - Publication of Short Article in Swedish UP (underground productions) Magazine.

2009/2010 - Education programme design and facilitation. Baha'i Academy for the Arts.

2010 - Stage design and build for charity ball - Consortium for Street Children.

2008 - Photography and exhibition project design and facilitation - Nottingham Inter Faith Council.


NOTABLE PAST SOUND EVENTS PERFORMANCES:

2017 - Supporting Russel Hasswell (UK) & Pain Jerk (JP) - Rammel Club NOTTINGHAM

2016 - collaboration with Kieron Piercy (Spoils and Relics) supporting Audrey Chen & Part Wild Horses Mane

2016 - KIKS/GFR in-store label event at Electric Knife Records - LONDON

2015 - Crater Lake Festival - with Dale Cornish, Stephen Cornford, Rudolph Eber - LEEDS

2013 - supporting Jaap Blonk - Trade Gallery - NOTTINGHAM