Portrait: Natalie Ionescu (2022)
Bennett Charles Kuhn (b. 1988, NYC) is a philosopher, beatmaker, composer, record label organizer (Astro Nautico), DJ, multi-instrumentalist, critic, pedagogue, filmmaker, poet, and mask maker. He is a guide to youth artists in Philly (Creative Resilient Youth) and a peer advocate committed to using the arts to advance social justice aims in and outside of mental health care spaces.

On themes of grief and madness, Kuhn creates essay films (‘house tour’), writes experimental non-fiction, composes music, and co-organizes the mental health justice collaborative Creative Resilience Collective.

Kuhn’s live shows combine traditional art mediums with facilitation styles learned as a community organizer in Philadelphia, Nicaragua, and Brooklyn since 2010. The resulting interactive rituals are engaging, disruptive, and reverent.