Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay|
(1973 - living) Canada
Benny is a Montréal-born artist working predominantly in video, text and sound.
Since 2000 his work has brought together song, self-reflexive performance and lyrics from pop music as vehicles for examining the singing voice, the untranslatability of emotions into language and the ways in which emotional expression changes shape when mediated by technology and popular culture.
Benny's work has screened in festivals and galleries across Canada, Europe and East Asia and has won prizes at the Hamburg Short Film Festival, the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest and the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (all in Germany), the Toronto Inside Out Film and Video Festival as well as first prize at the Globalica Media Arts Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland.
His video works include: Patriotic, Together at Last, Subtitled, Audition Tape, Lyric, Live to Tell, I am a Boyband, Forever Young, Je Changerais d'Avis and White.
Benny is openly gay. He currently divides his time between Canada and Europe.