I am the Artistic Director and Curator at E-WERK Luckenwalde, which I opened with my partner, the artist Pablo Wendel last September. E-WERK Luckenwalde has a pioneering model, which as a functioning Kunststrom Power Station and Contemporary art Centre produces and supplies ‘art-power’ electricity to the building and national grid in order to finance it’s research into new ecological practices and contemporary art.
We live and work in the power station with our 8 month old son Ray Gustav, Italian mastiff Coal and 12 artists. We are currently incredibly grateful for the company we keep and space we have, to slow down and determine new ways of how to rebuild the world together after the pandemic.
Where is your shrine?
E-WERK Luckenwalde by Ben Westoby
What lessons can be learnt about loneliness?
Remind yourself of a moment which stands testament to your fortitude.
What have you come to cherish during this period of confinement?
Has silence given you the opportunity to appreciate or notice anything new?
Through the art of evocation, linger amongst something which consoles you. Share if you wish.
Pablo Wendel by Laurynas Skeisgiela
Has the imposition of being apart from others taught you anything new about communication?
What has become your most favoured part of the day?
Has your focus changed from doing to thinking, from execution to plan?
What lessons can we learn about staring out the window?
Look Up by artist Lucy Joyce