Monday 16 January 2017, 7.30pm
Benedict Drew works with video, drawing, sculpture, music. He is represented by Matts Gallery, London.
Recent solo exhibitions include The Saw Tooth Wave, CCA Derry, Kaput, The Walker Gallery Liverpool; 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. For many years he curated the London Musicians’ Collective annual festival of experimental music.
Tom White lives and works in London. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. He has exhibited and performed internationally and published many sound works since 2009 (Vitrine, Chocolate Monk, My Dance the Skull, Alien Passengers). In 2014 he won the British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his piece Public Address, commissioned by the South London Gallery. Performance credits include appearances at NZZN Festival, Rotterdam; Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton; Ende Tymes Festival, New York; Poesia Carnosa Festival, Rome; Spoken Weird, Whitechapel Gallery; MK Gallery; South London Gallery; Café OTO (with Graham Dunning & John Macedo) and a recent UK duo tour with Maya Dunietz.
Marc Matter is a sound-artist and researcher, former member of Institut fuer Feinmotorik, studied at Art Academy for Media Arts in Cologne. Since 2010 working on a solo-project Voiceover producing text-sound-poetry by means of experimental turntablist manipulations of voice- and speech sounds, searching for speech-effects and semantic collisions. A mangled sound of language which is executed in live-performances, on recordings (chocolate monk, tanuki) and radio-broadcasts (german WDR and SWR). Collaborations with several artists, i.e. poet Dagmara Kraus, performance-artist Veridiana Zurita, visual artists Haseeb Ahmed and Tris Vonna-Michell. Curator of exhibitions about Henri Chopin and OU Review, lecturer about text and sound.
'Wonky song, magical spoken word and electronic-squelch squeezed into semi-improvised story forms. With a stubborn rejection of the classic ‘rock’ or ‘jazz’ group structure (the sweaty quartet, the junked trio) the HUMAN HEADS settle on the synth-trio as their medium of choice but turn that Yazoo strictly inside-out'.
Rob Lye is an artist and musician living in London. His practice moves between performance, music and sculpture.
Recent exhibitions/performances include ‘Mute Outtakes’ (2017) at DYEHOUSE 451, ‘From the Dorsal to the Tail’ (2017) at Bond House Gallery, ‘Movements One, Two and Three’ (2016) at Bond House Gallery, MK Gallery with Tom White (2016), ‘Enter the Dragon’ (2015) ICA.
He is one half of the group Chora.