The work of Eline Benjaminsen (NO, 1992) is engaged in the question of how the visuality of socio-economic processes effects our ability to engage with them. She deals with the challenge of perceiving market processes through photographic follow-the-money narratives.
She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague in 2017 (Department of Photography) with the project Where the money is made - Surfaces of algorithmic capital about the infrastructure of algorithmic trading. She works with a variety of platforms, from museums and galleries to the financial press.
|2018||Zilveren Camera, Prijs voor Storytelling (2nd Prize)|
|25-28.01.2019||Artist presentation and reviews, PLAT(T)FORM, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur|
|23.11.2018-23.02.2019||Where the money is made, groupshow: Who’s in Control? (C: Rob Wetzer), Fotodok, Utrecht|
|15.11.2018-15.01.2019||Notes on apocalypse fatigue, OpZicht, Stroom, The Hague|
|01.12.2018-03.01.2019||Where the money is made, festival: The Wind of Time, (C: Jerome Sother), Lianzhou Foto|
|25.05.2018-08.07.2018||Where the money is made, duo-show with Lisa van Casand, Heden gallery, The Hague|
|19.05.2018-15.07.2018||Where the money is made, group-show: My Practice My Politics (C: Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska), Stroom, The Hague|
|17.04.2018-23.04.2018||Where the money is made, group-show: My Practice My Politics (C: Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska), Salone del Mobile, Milan|
|14.05.2018-04.06.2018||Where the money is made, festival: Spaces of Flows (C: Iris Sikking), Krakow Photomonth|
|04.02.2018 25.03.2018||Where the money is made, award show: Canon Zilveren Camera, Museum Hilversum|
|15.02.2018-23.02.2018||Where the money is made, group-show: Hyper.Local., ESAD Valanciennes|
|07.11.2017-18.11.2017||Where the money is made, group-show: Blurring the Lines (C: Steve Bisson and Rodrigo Orrantia), Paris College of Art|
|16.09.2017 - 29.10.2017||Where the money is made, group-show: Steenbergen Stipendium 2017, Nederlands Fotomuseum|
|11.09.2014 - 26.10.2014||Temple, festival: Songs from the Heart, BredaPhoto|
|29.06.2018||Radio, Techno, Fossil, in collaboration with Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelman, oneacre.online|
|08.12.2017||Photobooks of 2017 by Rob Hornstra, Photobookstore Magazine|
|26.05.2017||Spectral Typographies, in collaboration with Sophie Dyer, Migrant Journal #2: Wired Capital|
|28.01.2017||Eiffeltorens voor de flitshandel, in collaboration with Joost Dobber and Titus Knegtel, Het Financieele Dagblad|
Where the money is made
Antennas on top of old water towers, radio masts and abandoned apartment buildings; the sites depicted in this project are not those one would usually associate with high-finance. Yet, this is where some of the biggest profits are being made today. Here, profits are made at speeds the human brain can’t comprehend. The work documents the resolutely physical landscapes of an immaterial market. It asks for a closer look into how value is being processed in the world today.
Guided by the geometric lines-of-sight between microwave transmitters and receivers, the work documents the places where so-called high-frequency trading takes place. Artificial intelligence and algorithmic technology allow trading firms to operate faster than our human abilities. This type of algorithmic trading currently represents around 70 percent of the activity on the global stock exchanges.
The project consists of a series of photographs, a film essay (5:40 minutes) and a publication (48 pages, salmon newsprint). Weight is put on the possibility of each element (film, photographs and publication) to function both in relation to each other within the context of an exhibition and on their own individually.