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Reactor Halls E13: Salon dyslexic

Jan 29, 2015

Reactor Halls E13: Salon dyslexic
Benedict Drew & friends
Saturday 21 February

Doors: 19:00
Performance: 19:30-21:30
£3 on the door

An event that attempts to tackle the anxiety and neurosis generated from the condition of dyslexia. Imagining this condition as an academic shanty town, out of which a radicalised position may emerge in opposition to a world evermore dominated by text.

Featuring screenings of Augur (2014) by Nicholas Brooks and Mainland Rock (2014) by Benedict Drew, spoken words by Heather Phillipson, a YouTube music/video lecture, and the second iteration of Drew's Dyslexic Shanty performance with video accompaniment by Rhodri Davies on amplified harp.

Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies. He graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2011 and was a LUX Associate Artist (2011/12), He is represented by Matts Gallery, London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Heads May Roll, Matt’s Gallery, London; The Persuaders, Adelaide Festival, SASA Gallery Adelaide, Australia; Zero Hour Petrified, Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury, New Zealand (all 2014).  The Onesie Cycle, Rhubarba, Edinburgh; Now Thing, Whitstable Biennale; This Is Feedback, Outpost, Norwich; Gliss, Cell Project Space; and The Persuaders, Circa Site / AV Festival, Newcastle. (2013).