Benedict Drew: KAPUT

28 October 2016 - 26 February 2017

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Kaput-exhibition-2-830px-240pxBenedict Drew, KAPUT, 2015. Image by Charlotte Jopling

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A large, fluorescent image of Richard Branson, with orange cables protruding from his eyes, took centre stage in Benedict Drew: KAPUT. The exhibition explored the concept of space tourism through a thrilling installation owned by the Arts Council Collection.

Using a combination of video, audio and sculptural elements, artist Benedict Drew reflected on society’s uncertain relationship with technology. Beneath the image of Branson – who founded Virgin Galactic, the first company dedicated to civilian space travel - Virgin spacecrafts soared across two screens, a foil backdrop flickered and the room buzzed with the sound of feedback, accompanied by the ecstatic sound of a saxophone.

Psychedelic colours and music combined to create an environment that appeared to be straight from the artist’s imagination. KAPUT (2015) presented a dark, dystopian response to what Drew describes as ‘the horrors of the modern world’.

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Benedict Drew, KAPUT, 2015. Image by Charlotte Jopling.Benedict Drew, KAPUT, 2015. Image by Charlotte Jopling.

Benedict Drew, KAPUT, 2015. Image by Charlotte Jopling.Benedict Drew, KAPUT, 2015. Image by Charlotte Jopling.

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Benedict Drew: KAPUT is an Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition. Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre on behalf of Arts Council England. @A_C_Collection #ACCNationalPartner

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