Part-Objects Book Release LA Art Book Fair LACA, Mark Hagen / Scott Benzel ALAC

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Scott Benzel Part-Objects Book Release LA Art Book Fair and LACA Jan. 30-Feb. 2 published by Human Resources Press and Lockitch Press, Texts by Eric Kim and Catherine Taft. Limited edition hardcover. Los Angeles Contemporary Archive MOCA Geffen Contemporary Jan. 30- Feb. 2

Mark Hagen and Scott Benzel Coprolite Selections, Art Los Angeles Contemporary Jan. 30-Feb. 2


Shanaynay Paris; Perform Chinatown w Anita Pace; Public Fiction; Autocenter Berlin


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LAAIR/Air de Paris, live performance at Shanaynay, Paris, 2013

LAAIR / Traveller’s Companion Addenda solo show opens June 29, 2013

List pdf


Part-Objects: Perform Chinatown LA with Anita Pace July 27, 2013

Audio from PART-OBJECTS, a collaboration with Anita Pace, Perform Chinatown 2013

The Stand In Public Fiction Sept. 2013: Review


Groupshow Autocenter Berlin 25.10.13


Collected Essays and Reviews

Collected Music and Sound Works

LAAIR/Air de Paris, live performance at Shanaynay, Paris, 2013

Audio from PART-OBJECTS, a collaboration with Anita Pace, Perform Chinatown 2013

Spectrum (installation audio excerpt), (2013) Human Resources

Scott Benzel plays selections from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of Feb. 28, 2013 (2013) Dem Passwords, LA

 The Recitation from Profondeurs Vertes Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel Musee Louvre Paris (released 2012)

Exposition Chaos from A|D Liz Glynn and Scott Benzel with Corey Fogel and Giles Miller (2012) Public Fiction, LA

Sines (for Michael Asher) Excerpt 2 channel version of a 4 channel installation (2011) CAM St. Louis

Concentric Circles (before and after David Smith) Mvmt I for 3 lock-groove lacquers and string trio (2010) LACMA

Fewg  Flash Bam Pow Music from the Trip (1967) in the style of…(2009)  SASSAS Program PDF * **

Inversion I (retrograde) Excerpt Inversion I (retrograde) after Dennis Wilson (2010) Blum and Poe* **

Blak Bloc I Excerpt  Blak Bloc II Excerpt BLAK BLOC FOR STRING QUARTET AND FEEDBACK (2009)* **

Nativity Electronique Coda from Day is Done- Original Soundtrack by Mike Kelley and Scott Benzel (2005)*

*full album available on iTunes ** full album available on Spotify 

Human Resources Los Angeles April / May 2013

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Spectrum (installation audio excerpt), (2013) Human Resources
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Human Resources presents Scott Benzel and What does possession mean to you? Opening and Performances Saturday April 27 7-10PM

Shows Close Saturday May 18

Artforum Must See Show

Object index pdf


Human Resources is pleased to present two concurrent shows by Scott Benzel. The downstairs space will feature a show of the artist’s recent work including large-scale installations, vitrines containing new works, and performances. The upstairs will feature What does Possession Mean to You? a selection of works and objects from Benzel’s collection to be deaccessioned, stored, or promised to individuals and institutions following the close of the show.


A new performance, Un Coup de Des / Presence, and a ‘recombination’ of Benzel’s Folk History and Non-Genre I for Female Black Metal Guitarist and Belt Sanders (2012), will take place during the opening Saturday April 27 from 7-10 pm.


Scott Benzel is a Los Angeles-based artist and composer. His work was featured in Made in LA 2012 at the Hammer Museum and has been shown or performed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum Of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, LAXART, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. This is his second solo show at Human Resources.

Human Resources is a team of creative individuals which seeks to broaden engagement with contemporary and conceptual art, with an emphasis on performative and underexposed modes of expression.

W.W.A.R./ Die Dritte Generation at ALAC

Photographs Jennie Warren iPhone photographs by Cindy Bernard and Scott Marvel Cassidy

Scott Benzel: W.W.A.R./ Die Dritte Generation

Program PDF

Review by Sam Bloch PDF

4pm, Saturday Jan. 26 ALAC Ruskin Theatre Santa Monica Airport

Art Los Angeles Contemporary presents the debut of Scott Benzel W.W.A.R. / Die Dritte Generation for belt sanders, amplified newton’s cradles, bass speakers, glass, magnetic tape,viola, violin,  and voice.
Taking as starting points Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Die Dritte Generation and Arthur Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation, Benzel’s ‘performative environment’ features performers installing and then acting upon various musical and visual constructions (some repurposed from previous performances) including a belt sander racetrack, amplified newton’s cradles, a coffee table supported by bass speakers, and a long magnetic tape loop.

Contribution to An Homage to Mike Kelley, MOMA PS1, MOCA

An Homage to Mike Kelley presented by Gagosian Gallery

 also LA Art Book Fair, MOCA

List of Contributors

Index of Works

A Minor Canon, contribution to An Homage to Mike Kelley:

The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film

by Michael J. Weldon


by Comte De Lautreamont

The Sad Sack (Classics of Modern American Humor Series)

by George Baker

Harry Partch: Enclosure 3

by Harry Partch, Philip Blackburn

The four seasons and the archangels: experience of the course of the year in four cosmic imaginations;: Five lectures given in Dornach, Switzerland, from 5th to 13th October 1923

by Rudolf Steiner

The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space

by John Cunningham Lilly

Japrocksampler: How the Post-War Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock ‘n’ Roll

by Julian Cope

A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music

by George E. Lewis

The All-American Outhouse: Stories, Design & Construction

by Bob Cary

Reich Speaks of Freud : Wilhelm Reich Discusses His Work and His Relationship with Sigmund Freud

by Wilhelm Reich; Higgins, Mary; Raphael, Chester M.; Pol, Therese Reich

Doris Day

by Eric Braun

Psychedelic Art

by R.E.L. Masters, J. Houston

Text–Sound Texts

by Allen Ginsberg, John Cage, Philip Glass,Claes Oldenburg, Jack Kerouac, Richard Kostelanetz (Editor)

The Gertrude Stein Reader: The Great American Pioneer of Avant-Garde Letters

by Gertrude Stein, Richard Kostelanetz (Editor)

H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life

by Michel Houellebecq

The Psychoanalysis of Children (The Writings of Melanie Klein, Vol. 2)

by Melanie Klein, H. A. Thorner (Editor), Alix Strachey(Translator)

Spirit World

by Jack Kirby

Psychic Photography: Threshold of a New Science?

by Hans Holzer

Detroit Television (Images of America)

by Tim Kiska , Ed Golick


by Rudolf Steiner



A|D with Liz Glynn, The Academy/The Chthonic at Eleusis at Public Fiction

A|D, a meal in five acts by Liz Glynn
Music orchestrated by Scott Benzel, performed by Corey Fogel and Giles Miller.
As part of Scott Benzel’s current exhibition The Academy / The Chthonic at Eleusis
“…most important of all is the structure of the incidents.
For Tragedy is an imitation, not of men, but of an action and of life,
and life consists in action, and its end is a mode of action, not a quality.”

The Academy/The Chthonic at Eleusis one person show at Public Fiction opens September 21

With a live performance by Ezra Buchla
& a tape-loop by Scott Benzel:
Sines for Michael Asher 2-channel loop 15 ips – 7 ips- performed by Allison Wyper and Jos McKain

This stage of sorts will host a series of performances & events. Including:

A set of dinners by Liz Glynn on October 12th &13th.

Tape Music @ Schindler House, Venice Beach Biennial, Made in L.A., CCS Bard, Ballroom Marfa



Download ipad/iphone Catalog in epub format, control click and save

Essay by Michael Haight pdf

Artforum Best of 2011 / Frieze Best of 2011 / LA Weekly: The Year in L.A. Art

Artforum Best of 2011, Scott Benzel, Human Resources at Cottage Home, Michael Ned Holte, Dec. 2011 PDF

Frieze Best of 2011 Scott Benzel at Human Resources, Jonathan Griffin, Jan. 2011

LA Weekly: The Year in L.A. Art, Andrew Berardini, Dec. 22, 2011



Two Installations at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Front Room: 2 4-channel Sound Installations by Scott Benzel

String Quartet No. 2, 4-channel sound installation, string quartet; Sines for Michael Asher, 4-channel sound installation, sine wave generators

Sines (for Michael Asher) Excerpt. mp3 2 channel version of a 4 channel sound installation

Scott Benzel Web Guide pdf