Yale University Radio
Langlands & Bell interviewed by Brainard Carey
Differing in approach, yet synthesized by interests, the unflagging minds of Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell have surmounted a variety of sculptural and digital manifestations, regardless of logistics. United in their pursuit of the personal undercurrent exposed by artistic expression, the two London-based artists have sought out a kind of collaborative poetry written in the language of architecture. Despite any formal training in architecture, intuition has proved itself, for the duo, an invaluable canary in the coalmine of public semiotics. Whether they are refining the aesthetics of the oldest underground railway in the world or experimenting with conceptual and immersive gallery installations, their earnest admiration for the swarms of animated discourse that chatter beneath the panels of our visual world comes to the fore.
Interview (34 minutes)