In his work with large-scale public projection and installations, British-born, visual artist
Ben Wood combines cutting-edge technology with historical subject matter.
His work enlivens public space while evoking voices and stories
from submerged and forgotten persons, histories and cultures. Wood is recognized nationally for these spectacular experiments in space and time,
as well as locally for large-scale public displays on Coit Tower, Dewey Monument, within Mission Dolores, and other notable landmarks.
This site offers a review of his major projects and various ways to keep up to date and to get involved with his work.
Here's some more detailed information about Ben Wood.
Artist's Exhibit a Projection of the Past at SF Victorian House Museum
Seeing Sound: Ben Wood and physicist Carl Haber discuss Ishi and Irene
Projection of Chinese History onto Mendocino's Temple of Kwan Tai
SF Chronicle: Ishi, last of his tribe, bridges 2 worlds in film every night
Interview on National Public Radio affiliate, KALW: Work with Marty Nemko
Santa Barbara Mission Archive Publishes Essay about Mission Dolores Mural
Ben Wood is devoted to exploring site-based history, and telling history in public space through new media, video and projected art for the general public. He connects people with site and history through site-based projection art.
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