“Benton fingerpaints with video.” – Trilby Schreiber
BENTON C BAINBRIDGE (Bronx, USA) creates media art, performances and installations with custom digital, analog and optical A/V systems.
Bainbridge applies the frameworks of music, dance, plastic arts and decentralization tech to moving pictures. He has a “high touch” approach to media art; Bainbridge’s artworks are handmade pixel paintings.
Benton collaborates with a wide range of artists, including media art design and performance for two Beastie Boys world tours, analog video synthesizer FX for TV On The Radio’s “Staring at the Sun” music video, and Whitney Museum’s best-attended live event with video ensemble The Poool.
Benton is currently collaborating with Yelaine Rodriguez, Melanie Gonzalez and Alexandra Muñoz to portray the Loa with wearable and media artworks. The AV improv duo Rue Bainbridge is performing two shows in London. Gryphon Rue plays musical saw and Benton makes asemic writing with a hacked game console. In October, Barbara Held and Bainbridge perform in Barcelona at Antic Teatre.
Bainbridge’s studio, Intersection Arts, designed media art for the 11th season of One Step Beyond at American Museum of Natural History.
Bainbridge teaches New Forms in Media at School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department. Benton C Bainbridge is Artist in Residence at Andrew Freedman Home, where he is developing Decentralus: a decentralization lab for the Bronx community. Bainbridge exhibited at Dak’art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal along with fellow artists in the AFH|AIR program.
Bainbridge’s work has shown on 5 continents, at Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Museum of the Moving Image, American Museum of Natural History, The Kitchen, Frieze Art Fair (NYC), EMPAC (Troy, NY), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Boston Cyberarts Festival, Mercat des les Flors (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Moderne (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT (Managua), International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an, China), Korean Festival (Seoul), Good Vibrations (Australia), and MTV Networks (global).