Opening February 19th at Matt’s Gallery, London is “Heads May Roll,” a large-scale installation by Benedict Drew. The work scrutinises the effect and intent of mediated images, synthesised voice and the fractured narrative of instructional speech. This immersive exhibition attempts to make sculptural the absurdity of a life spent staring into a screen and the social anxiety induced by ‘smart’ objects via an alternative sci-fi stage set comprising of a landscape of objects, sound and projection. Its content responds to the super saturated, psychedelic properties of LCD technology and the disorientating potential of electronic sound. Drew critiques contemporary consumption via a fantastical future world in which the image, word and body are exhausted.
Opening: February 19, 2014.
“Heads May Roll” is on view through April 20, 2014.
For more information visit Matt’s Gallery, London.