Architecture Exhibitions International

deSingel - International arts campus Antwerpen

Ben Murphy
The Riverbed

Mar 1, 2017–Apr 7, 2018

Ben Murphy’s work focuses on human interventions in a constructed space or place. His photographs are portraits of built environments that reveal the identity of their residents. Murphy is fascinated by the notion of decay, be it of buildings, objects or people. How do we relate to the world via the things that surround us, and how do we express our identity through our creations? How do we try to bring steadfastness and meaning to our lives when everything is transitory? How do we create order, a feeling of security, a certain individuality and comfort, or singularity? Murphy’s images are best described as melancholic reflections on philosopher Heidegger’s notion of ‘Dasein’: the experience of standing in the world.