Culture Crawl Spotlight: Ben Z Cooper
Crawl Artist and Modo Member Ben Z Cooper
Ben Z Cooper is one of 447 local artists displaying their work at the annual Eastside Culture Crawl. From November 19–22, the 19th annual Crawl will turn East Van into a huge visual arts, design and crafts festival. We’re proud to be a continuing sponsor for this celebration of local talent and are excited to see what the artists have in store for us this year.
Recycling and Projection
My work is often influenced by the concept of time and humanity’s impact on the world. I use a wide variety of media – from recycled materials and photography to projection mapping onto buildings.
I also run Hfour studios together with my business partner Stuart Ward. We’re a new media design studio that specializes in interactive art experience. Hfour uses video projections, lighting, sound and special effects to bring public spaces, architecture, and natural features to life and we have worked for local clients such as Hootsuite, Museum of Anthropology, City of Port Coquitlam, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
My Modo experience
I’ve been a Modo member since 2012. Modo has enabled me to get by without a car for many years now. I love using the vans for moving gear or large art installations and have used a variety of cars to get out of the city for getaways to find inspiration for my next projects! – Ben Z Cooper