My work approaches themes that surround archiving, identity, objectification and outlying. Several of my projects are long-term and involve layering, rearranging and augmenting created or found material, within the context of an archive. I appropriate police related subject matter as well as imagery that breaks down masculine and queer topics.
Through a layering process, my work aims to address the complexity of systems that complicate how we see others through images. I am interested in how archives can be used as mechanisms that reinforce control over a narrative or an idea and the possibilities that unravel when images are remediated or disrupted.
© Ben Schonberger 2013 - 2019