Beny Wagner: Plasmaticness and the Boundaries of Human Perception
Plasmaticness and the Boundaries of Human Perception
(S. 203 – 218)

Beny Wagner

Plasmaticness and the Boundaries of Human Perception

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Beny Wagner

is an artist, filmmaker, researcher, and writer. Working in moving image, text, installation, and lectures, he constructs non-linear narratives that probe the ever-shifting threshold of the human body. He has explored themes ranging from the social and political histories of measurement standardization to the material politics of waste, to taxonomies of monsters in European science. He has presented his work at Berlinale, IFFR, Eye Film Museum Amsterdam, Museum of Moving Image New York, Transmediale, Los Angeles Film Forum, 5th and 6th Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Berlin Atonal, Venice Biennale, White Columns among many others. His writing has been published in e-flux, Valiz and Sonic Acts Press among others. He is a PhD candidate at the Archaeologies of Media and Technology Group at Winchester School of Art. He was a lecturer at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and is currently an assistant lecturer at Queen Mary University London.
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