Thanet Tape Centre
🌻 Preview: Friday 10 December, 5 - 9pm
🌷 Open: 11 December 2021 - 30 Jan 2022*
🌞 Live Performance by Plastique Fantastique TBA, Jan 2022
**Well Projects will close for Christmas between 20 Dec 2021 - 13 Jan 2022 *
217 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 2PF
Well Projects is excited to present Ultra Magnetic, an exhibition by Thanet Tape Centre featuring works by Adam Chodzko, Arianne Churchman, Benedict Drew and Plastique Fantastique; with audio loops contributed by Thanet Tape Centre associates.
Thanet Tape Centre is a Kent-based music label that releases alternative and experimental music.
Adam Chodzko is an artist working across media, exploring our conscious and unconscious behaviours, social relations and collective imaginations through artworks created as speculative forms of ‘social media.’ Exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since 1991 Chodzko’s practice asks ‘what might we be becoming?’ by examining ways in which the visual might enhance our perception in order to create better connections with others.
Arianne Churchman is an artist from Suffolk, East Anglia. Her practice concerns British Folklore and traverses performance, film, sound, fabric works and objects. Recently she has been developing a Dream Horse Cult, whereby Suffolk Horselore is reimagined into strange new feminist collective histories and new psychedelic dreamscapes. She holds an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art and a BA from the University of Reading. She has exhibited internationally and has had solo presentations at Xero, Kline and Coma, London; Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; and Metal; Peterborough.
Plastique Fantastique, a collaboration between David Burrows, Simon O’Sullivan, Alex Marzeta and Vanessa Page (sometimes with others, including Harriet Skully, Ana Benlloch, Stuart Tait, Mark Jackson, Benedict Drew, Frankie Roberts, Tom Clark, Simon Davenport, Joe Murray, Lawrence Leaman, Samudradaka and Aryapala), is a mythopoetic fiction - an investigation of aesthetics, the sacred, popular culture and politics - produced through comics, performances, text, installations and shrines and assemblages.
Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture, drawing, painting, and music. He creates large-scale installations, often concerned with ecstatic responses to socio-political anxiety. Solo exhibitions include The Trickle-Down Syndrome, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); KAPUT, QUAD, Derby (2015) and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2016- 17); THE ANTI ECSTATIC MACHINES (2018) and Heads May Roll (2014), Matt’s Gallery, London. Drew’s work has been exhibited internationally at Adelaide Festival, Australia; Lofoten International Arts Festival, Norway; and in Hayward Touring exhibitions British Art Show 8 (2015-17) and Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness (2017-18). He has been commissioned to create video works for public spaces including Art on the Underground, London and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea. The installation KAPUT (2015) was acquired by the Arts Council Collection.
Since the 1990s Benedict Drew has performed in improvising ensembles, programmed concerts and club nights, and was briefly the director of the cultural charity London Musicians Collective. Drew has released several records on labels such as Mana Records and Kaleidoscope, and often collaborates with other artists and musicians. He launched his own label, Thanet Tape Centre, in May 2020 and regularly makes work for radio.
Benedict Drew is a Lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.
Whilst wearing a face covering is no longer mandatory, it is suggested that you wear one whilst inside the gallery area at Well Projects. The deck & garden area to the rear of Well Projects will be available throughout the preview (weather permitting).