This is the seventh session for ‘Spelunking‘, an 8-week video-making project led by artist Benedict Drew and open to all.
Through a series of challenges, we will explore the act of going underneath (opting in/out). Enacting instability, agitation and anonymity – in its material and political guises.
Taking Margate’s caves and tunnels as a starting point, we will embark on an imaginary exploration of the subterranean and create a fictional underground space; a place of myth, retreat, contemplation, meditation or even a place to party.
This is a chance to escape and regroup. We’ll meet weekly – come every week if you can but don’t worry if you can’t – for an adventure in making; we will explore sculpture, video, oral history, movement, and discussion.
To guide this journey into the subterranean, each week will have a theme; from the underworld of the Ancient Greeks to contemporary smuggling. You are invited to contribute, learn a new skill, or even just share a memory, inspired by the underground or a reimagining of it.
The end result will be a video made by leading artist Benedict, fresh from his solo show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery to be screened in a Margate venue later this year.
Benedict invites participants to join him on this spelunking journey. Leave behind the world as you know it and venture to a place where anything is possible.
Free and open to all. No need to book.