Part of Estuary Broadcasts, curated by RTM.FM for Estuary 2021 - to be broadcast on Saturday 29 May.
Benedict Drew lives and works in Whitstable and Margate, UK. He works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies. He creates large-scale installations, often concerned with ecstatic responses to socio-political anxiety. Solo exhibitions include Trapped In A Sticky Shed With Side Chain Compression, iMT Gallery, London; The Trickle-Down Syndrome, Whitechapel Gallery, London; KAPUT, QUAD Gallery, Derby; Walker Gallery, Liverpool; The Anti Ecstatic Machines and Heads May Roll, Matt’s Gallery, London.
Drew’s work has been exhibited internationally including at Adelaide Festival, Australia; Lofoten International Arts Festival, Norway; and in Hayward Touring exhibitions British Art Show 8 and Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness. He has been commissioned to create video works for public spaces including Art on the Underground, London and Focal Point Gallery, Southend and his installation KAPUT (2015) was acquired by the Arts Council Collection. Drew has released several records, including Crawling Through Tory Slime (MANA Records) and The Ughhh Ballads (Bloxham Tapes) and regularly collaborates with other artists and musicians. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art and is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.
A Tuning, 2020, Benedict Drew, HD film 23mins