Ben Schonberger’s work approaches themes that surround archiving, identity, objectification and outlying. Several of his projects are long-term and involve layering, rearranging and augmenting created or found material, within the context of an archive. He appropriates police related subject matter as well as imagery that breaks down masculine and queer topics.
Through a layering process, his work aims to address the complexity of systems that complicate how we see others through images. Schonberger’s work contunues to focus on 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