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Benedict DREW

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Benedict Drew (b. 1977) works across video, installation, sound and other media. His work uses the apparatus of film, video and music to create ecstatic encounters with technology and its oscillation between the exalted and the commonplace, between desire and redundancy. Using the idea of illusion and illusionism within sound and moving image, his work embraces both hi and low tech devices and tools in creating fantastical worlds that are conditioned by, but aim to resist, the hierarchies of authority and control. Recent solo exhibitions include Now Thing, Whitstable Biennale. This Is Feedback, Outpost, Norwich. Gliss, Cell Project Space. The Persuaders, Circa Site / AV Festival, Stephenson Works, Newcastle. Group exhibitions include Revolver part 3, Matts Gallery London. Young London, V22. Paraproduction, Boetzelaer|Nispen Amsterdam. Containing the Possible, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.There Is Not And Never Has Been Anything To Understand!, ACS Gallery. Things That Have Interested Me, Waterside Contemporary, and Soundworks, ICA. Benedict Drew graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2011 He has frequently collaborated with a diverse mix of artists and musicians including Nathan Budzinski & Auto Italia, Otomo Yoshihide, Rhodri Davies, Greg Pope, Emily Richardson, 'The Work In Progress', Sachiko M and Emma Hart. Performing often in the UK and internationally including the Tate Modern , London, the Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media, Japan. Rotterdam Film Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, ICA London, 'Performa 09' New York and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Benedict Drew has made many radio works for Resonance FM , including the series 'Unter Radio' and most recently Concrete Decent Transmission for Writtle Calling. He was lead-artist for Chisenhale Gallery's Propeller Project (2012) and a LUX Associate Artist (11/12 ). In 2012 he was shortlisted for the prestigious Jarman award. He is represented by Matts Gallery.

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