Walking and Talking #101
unreleased video, 2023
“Walking and Talking is a video series in which I walk and talk continuously for four hours.”
Ben Bennett is a Philadelphia-based percussionist and artist. He usually plays a compact pile of self-made drums, stretched membranes, and other objects which are continually rearranged in the course of playing, and sounded with techniques of the hit, rub, and blow varieties. A branching path of musical de-materialization has led to other forms of performance, including self-vitiating monologues, and two long and repetitive YouTube series, Sitting and Smiling and Walking and Talking. His work tends toward themes of pointlessness, paradox, and stupidity.
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