07 Jun - 10 Sep 2017
7 June – 3 September 2017
Benedict Drew (b.1977) works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale installations which he conceives in response to major global events, commenting on the effects of socio-political and environmental issues.
Co-commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery and Art Night 2017, The Trickle-Down Syndrome is comprised of five connected yet distinct rooms drawing on wide-ranging references, from the stage sets of classic Hollywood cinematographer Busby Berkeley to the Surrealist worlds of artist Max Ernst.
Drew invites viewers through a dizzying array of kaleidoscopic projections, vividly coloured video screens, experimental synthesizer compositions, hand-drawn landscapes, large-scale banners, human-shaped sculptures, a tiered stage, painted canvas tambourines and an accompanying audio narrative all coming together to take visitors on an emotional and sensory journey.
Sat 1 Jul | Free entry
As part of Art Night 2017, artist Benedict Drew collaborates with a big band on a durational performance with video and live music.