Bean & Benjamin (Arts Producer, 2015)

Bean & Benjamin

Shortlisted in 2015 for Arts Producer

In 2011 ]performance s p a c e [ launched in Hackney Wick (London) as the UK’s only performance art specific studio and exhibition space.

]ps[ has always strived to act as a hub or home to national and international artists in transit; developing the performance art network and act as a place of research and development outside of mainstream education and gallery structures.

Currently based in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter (Kent), our organisation continues to cultivate time-based work that critically and physically pushes the boundaries of body, time and space.

We are commit­ted to supporting challenging and difficult work that embraces performance art as an ever-evolving medium.

]performance s p a c e [‘s mission is to facilitate the prime conditions for the production of performance art in the UK (and beyond).

Bean & Benjamin have been creative partners since early 2011. Their combined professional practice spans; co-direction of ]performance s p a c e [, their individual visual art practices, a collaborative curatorial practice and arts management, production and teaching.

The pair are interested in the activation of art as a philosophical process of enquiry and root their activities in continuing lineages of DIY and counter-cultural activity with explicit interest in the production of new queer narratives of cooperation, exchange and being.