Ben Bogart

Through the haze of a machine’s mind we may glimpse our collective imaginations (Blade Runner)

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



This work is the result of a machine subject reorganizing the pixels and audio samples from Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982) according to color and spectral similarity. This destroys the original composition, but preserves underlying statistical properties. The structure of the work is an emergent result of the interaction between the machine’s subjectivity and the underlying structure of “Blade Runner”.


Ben Bogart is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist working with generative computational processes and has been inspired by knowledge in the natural sciences in the service of an epistemological enquiry. Ben has produced processes, artifacts, texts, images and performances that have been presented at galleries, art festivals and academic conferences in Canada, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Turkey, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Norway and Spain.