Ben Nigel Potts is an artist exploring the relationship between sound and sculpture through installation art and performance. His installation work removes sound from the musical context and explores space, physicality and participation/interactivity of sound and hearing. These works are characterised by their intense physical effects created by auditory distortions (distortion product otoacoustic emissions) and the invitation to the audience to form their own individual experience through their movements. Ben's performance work uses found objects and visual sculptures as instruments to create immersive and evolving soundscapes.
Ben has presented work and/or research papers at Electric Spring Festival (The University of Huddersfield), Sound;Space;Play (The University of Leeds), The Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, InTime (Coventry University), Sound Thought (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow) and co-organised and hosted The Sound and Sculpture Conference held at The University of Huddersfield.
Ben recently graduated with a PhD for work entitled Sound as, and beyond, sculpture: a creative investigation of physicality, space and movement through otoacoustic emissions at the University of Huddersfield supervised by Professor Michael Clarke and Professor Monty Adkins.