Benjamin Owen: Cubitt’s new Community Studio holder at 73 Mildmay Street

 

Artist Benjamin Owen will be taking on Studio 1 at 73 Mildmay Street, and Extra Care home run by Notting Hill Housing Group.

Ben is a filmmaker whose work explores politics as it is played out in the every day and in the commonplace. He often works in film, but his practice encompasses exhibition making, performing music and working in education.

At Mildmay, Ben is looking forward to a collaborative and productive relationship with residents. His practice aims to expand the idea of cinema – creating environments where film and performance may coexist. Music plays a central role, with performers producing musical counterpoints in the form of live soundtracks, reframing documentary elements of his films.

Below are some images from his most recent work, Goldfinch. The film takes as its subjects an 84-year-old jazz musician named Dave Collett and a community of ladies that gather at the Carterton Women’s Institute, creating a double portrait rooted in the landscapes of suburban England.

 

GRAN HUT

 

DAVE UNDER DRUMS

 

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GF EXETER

As performed at Exeter Phoenix on Wednesday 02 December 2015

For more information on his work, please visit his website.

Cubitt Education is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We work locally with schools, community centres and groups providing a diverse range of artist-led activities.

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