Ben Lerchin is an artist and technologist who works with software, photography, and digital fabrication. Their practice deals extensively with the relationship between the photographic image and the American West. Reflecting on the uneasy experience of living between the city and the wilderness, Ben’s work attempts to reconcile a networked, industrialized lifestyle with the unstable ground under our feet. It is an attempt to erase boundaries with the natural world, and to see it not as victim nor antagonist, but as co-conspirator and friend. Ben holds an MFA from UCLA Design | Media Arts. Their work has appeared at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Open Plan Collective, Mozilla Festival (London) and Centro Cultural de España (Mexico City.)