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Benedict Drew

16 mm Projector, Microphone, Amplifier, Film


Benedict Drew is an artist who’s work crosses video, performance, sound and other media. Much of his work has been based in collaboration most significantly an ongoing project with artist Emma Hart. They have performed often in the UK and internationally including at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, ICA London as part of the Nought to Sixty season, Performa 09 New York and most recently at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art as part of images festival where they received OCAD Off Screen Award for the installation untitled seven.

He has traveled widely presenting work in UK, Japan, USA and Europe. Benedict has also composed the soundtracks for several artists films. He has made many works for radio, most recently the series Unter Radio on Resonance FM. for many years he curated the London Musicians’ Collective annual festival of experimental music.

Benedict Drew’s work aims to create or locate systems, within this process the mechanics of film, video, and music production are often complicit in the destabilizing of these systems. The materials, objects or form are selected to set up a dialog with the histories of conceptual art, experimental music and artist film and video.