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.
My ancestors have been buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Germany since the 1800s. During the Nazi period the cemetery was desecrated and destroyed during World War Two. Following the war it was paved over as a parking lot, which it has remained for over 60 years. I am recovering the history of the cemetery and working on a proposal with the town to create a memorial and return the paved over land as a park.
Proposals to animate and activate the befallen monuments
of Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse in San Francisco.
The following concepts are my effort to open the conversation towards civil and empowered ways to interpret the Life of Washington murals that will keep them in public view by using digital media and interpretive art in an affirmative way without adversely affecting the historical murals.
This video was originally conceived as a Quadriptych projected video work onto the windows of building 102 in the Presidio of San Francisco.
The following is raw video of Portrait of an Enlisted solider, sharing photographs by Tucker Beckett with excerpts narrated from his diary.
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