one day will be the last I lie beside you breathing (video still)
Benjamin Bellas is a multimedia artist whose work balances on the high wire between
emotion and intellect, casting ordinary objects as grand and sometimes iconic signifiers. He has exhibited his work widely in the US and abroad and currently teaches at the
Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his MFA in 2005. More about his work can be found here.
The Niche is a new media project of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. It consists of a Mac Pro and a sixty-inch HD capable flat screen monitor mounted on a wall in a highly trafficked area of the library. There are a couple comfortable chairs to encourage viewers to sit and take their time as well as several pairs of wireless headphones. The project is ongoing so please check back regularly.