Keenan Bennett ideated the Incubation Series with Kirsten Gill in 2015, and was instrumental in starting a productive dialogue between the Fine Arts and the Art History departments at the University of Pennsylvania. His research-based practice explores a nexus of concerns that include marginalized histories, monumentality, and youth subcultures. His immersive multimedia installations trace the cracks and silences of history and toy with the affects of absence and lack. Dense plays of light and shadow, symbolic imagery, and perceptual effects animate Bennett’s mythical, unlocatable situations.
Click here to have a look at the Q&A session in which Kirsten and Keenan illustrate the origins of the project at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.