The ARKA Group

www.benjeanshoughton.co.uk www.dekersaint.co.uk www.spaceinbetween.co.uk/artist.asp?index=0

The ARKA Group is a collaboration between Ben Jeans Houghton & Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, producing films, sculptures and sound works about the stranger fringes of scientific and philosophical thought. The ARKA Group collaborates with emphatic individuals from various disciplines and institutions relevant to the subject of each new work. ARKA films often subsume and manipulate the subject specific language of the ideas they investigate through the use of fictive protagonists and narrative voiceover. Recently, The ARKA Group have been making interactive installations that dismantle cinematic ideas and methodologies; replacing moving image with audio narratives that play out in darkness, employing the viewer’s imagination as the producer of the visual element of the work.