benandsebastian is a visual artist duo composed of Ben Clement (UK) and Sebastian de la Cour (Denmark). Their work questions how gaps in knowledge shape identity and how particular absences, for example in the form of lost objects, incomplete artefacts or excluded narratives, act upon the imagination.

During their residency at Delfina, benandsebastian plan to pursue research, crossing the fields of law, cybernetics and biology, associated with the creation of a new public artwork in the Court of Aarhus, Denmark. The artwork, Tavse Parter (Silent Parties), focuses on mute participants in legal history—animals and robots that are spoken for in courts of law because they do not have a voice of their own.

benandsebastian’s recent work has taken the form of a series of parasitical departments installed in host institutions, most recently Department of Voids at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa and at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen.

With support from

Danish Arts Foundation


Autumn 2019

Artist’s website



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