The Art of Boredom: Workshop with Ben Ross Davis - Moving as Thing

Monday, April 8, 2024 at 5:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, Rehearsal Studio 106, 55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown


Building on the writing of André Lepecki and his text on "Moving as Thing," artist Ben Ross Davis invites the audience to work with an item from home to inspire a simple movement in the second of three events in "The Art of Boredom" series.

Students from Assistant Professor of Sociology Benjamin Haber's class SOC 277 "Bored in the House: Work, Leisure, and the Domestic Mundane" will include a quick review of Davis' career. A Q+A will be followed by a group movement exercise that places all the movements together.

Ben Ross Davis is a Brooklyn-based artist working across performance, illustration, photography, sculpture, sound, and digital media. His work is concerned with reconstructing and reconfiguring identity and how that manifests in the material worlds he lives between. His work is documentary in form via organic industrial hybridization. He has published over ten publications available at Printed Matter and his online store. He has shown work or performed at Leslie Lohman Museum, The Center, Kaje World, Backhaus Projects, Kunstraum LLC, LES Gallery, the Pratt Institute Library, and David Zwirner gallery. He currently teaches art classes to undergraduate students at Queens College and Baruch College in New York City.

For more information about the artist, please visit

This event is presented by Jack Vigue '25, Joby Levit '24, Olivia Rosas '26, Matty Shields '25, Bella Solimine '24, and Henry Leighton '25.

This series is presented by the Creative Campus Initiative and Assistant Professor of Sociology Benjamin Haber as part of the course SOC 277 “Bored in the House: Work, Leisure, and the Domestic Mundane.” Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Department of Sociology, and Center for the Humanities. 

Learn more about the events in "The Art of Boredom" series.

The Creative Campus Initiative of the Center for the Arts supports cross-disciplinary collaborations that center the arts as a way of teaching, learning, and knowing at Wesleyan University.