Friday 12th June 2009 8pm
Borstal Space is proud to present a new installation by the London based artist Ben Woodeson .
Notorious for his expansive installations, Woodeson's practice often utilises raw energy sources through technologically complex devices in order to question the rules and limitations of the Art Institution.
'EVACUATION' forms part of an ongoing body of work that investigates, through a form of play, the current health and safety regulations in place within today's gallery institutions.
In the next coming weeks the exhibition will be used to generate a series of lectures and events that will occur with the Borstal Space. With the aim of discussing issues internal and external to the work these events will be conducted by a variety of individuals whose profession is removed from the art world.
From 1994 to 1997 Ben Woodeson studied a BA(Hons) Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art, after which he practiced as an artist and visiting lecturer, before studying a Master of Fine Art from 2000 to 2002. During this time he began to concentrate his interests in energies, technology, methods of exchange and rules. Since graduating in 2002, Ben Woodeson has been exhibited in a variety of group shows, at galleries including the Swiss Institute New York (2005) and the Creekside Open ' APT (2009) selected by Mark Wallenger which he was a prize winner, and a number of solo shows across the United Kingdom and Europe. This year, 2009, he has been awarded a Collaborative Virtual Residency, with Ursula Endlicher at Location One in New York. Ben Woodeson now lectures at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Collage of Art and he lives and works in London, England.