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Bill Jubobe: Bob Cobbing

19.11.2014 – 19.12.2014

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Benedict Drew: Dyslexic Shanty

Thursday 18 December, 2014 6-8pm

Meet at CHELSEA space from 6pm
Performance in the Triangle Space starting at 7pm

Booking is essential:
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Benedict Drew

Image © Benedict Drew

On the occasion of Bob Cobbing: Bill Jubobe at Chelsea space, artist and musician Benedict Drew will present a specially commissioned live performance in the Triangle Space at Chelsea College of Arts that responds to Bob Cobbing’s oeuvre.

This is the first iteration of a new body of work by Benedict Drew that attempts to tackle the anxiety and neurosis generated from the condition of dyslexia. Drew imagines this condition as an academic shanty town, out of which a radicalised position may emerge in opposition to a world ever more dominated by text. Taking concrete poetry as the genesis of this dysfunctional relationship to text, the performance takes the form of a noisy introduction, using phonetic sounds to form an ostinato, with video attacking the written and printed word. Through this, the artist will shape a manifesto on the subject.

Benedict Drew (b. 1977) 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).