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Erick Antonio Benitez

born Bronx, NY 1988

Go_On Quench

2018

Moving image and sound

Runtime: 3:37

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Synopsis

Go on (Quench) is a digital poem focusing on the concepts of migration, land, and movement. Through the use of video, text and on-site performances with mylar thermal blankets, Go on (Quench) is a narrative that explores the perspective of body movements and rituals within a body of land. Go on (Quench), is an imagined landscape of refuge and sanctuary. A necessary journey to manifest and retrieve a lost connection with the native lands.

Biography

Erick Antonio Benitez (b.1988, Bronx, NY) is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, organizer and curator based in Baltimore, Maryland. They received their BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has exhibited work at Connor Smith Gallery (DC), The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Greenpoint Gallery (NY), Gaddis Geeslin Gallery (TX), Strange Fire Collective (CO), Galerie B-312 (Montreal, QC), Metafora Studio Arts (Barcelona, ES) and Simultan Festival (Timișoara, RO). Their work has been reviewed by The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, BmoreArt, The American Scholar, Terremoto (MX) and Le Devoir (QC). Benitez is also a recipient of the Ruby Artist Project grant, MASB Travel Artist Award, Janet and Walter Sondheim Award and has participated in The Studios residency at MASS MoCA. Recently Benitez has received a Baltimore Light City Festival commission and an invitation to Pigment Sauvage “La Track” residency in Montreal, Canada.