KAPUT

2015

Drew, Benedict
Benedict Drew uses a combination of video, audio and sculptural elements to reflect on society’s ambivalent relationship with technology. Exploring the psychedelic potential of music and art, his often anarchic installations are intended as an escape route from and a critical response to what he calls ‘the horrors of the modern world.’ KAPUT (2015) is a multifaceted installation that explores the concept of ‘space tourism’. A large day-glow image of Richard Branson, with orange cables protruding from his eyes, adorns a large banner. Below him, Virgin spacecrafts soar across two monitors, a foil backdrop flickers and the room buzzes with the sound of feedback and the intermittent screeching of a saxophone. The result is a dark, dystopian environment that seems to have been projected straight from the artist’s imagination.
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  • Material description: Installation
  • Credit line: © the artist.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Installation
  • Accession number: ACC30/2015

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