Nathaniel Benjamin has now spent most of his life in Reno, Nevada, where he co-founded Laika Press with some friends from UNR’s printmaking department. In the one year that I’ve lived here, I’ve seen his work in public, printed on shirts and beer cans, or in the gallery. I hadn’t had the chance to talk with him until recently when we had a conversation surrounding his Holland Project Window Gallery exhibition Terms and Conditions. Using his artist statement as a jumping point, I asked Nathaniel how he saw the relationship between humans and technology; both positive and negative. We continued to explore the many ways technology has changed the way we interact with one another, its role in our current “era of misinformation”, as well as the relationship between printmaking and digital mass media.
Listen to the full conversation above!