Spelunking: Chthonic deities

Friday 13 October 2017, 2-6pm

This is the fifth session for ‘Spelunking‘, an 8-week video-making project led by artist Benedict Drew and open to all.

Taking our project off-site to Pegwell Bay,  Open School East associate artists Louis Sainsbury and George Harding will lead a performative sound-walk through the muddy pleasures of the Kent shores, exploring the mysteries of ancient Tommyknockers that may lay within and attempts to make communication with the ‘beneath’.

Please wear suitable clothing (wet and muddy).

Meet at 2pm, the Viking Ship Cafe, 49 Sandwich Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate CT12 5HY.

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.

This week’s theme: Chthonic deities – A workshop exploring underworld mythology.

Free and open to all. No need to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the fifth session for ‘Spelunking‘, an 8-week video-making project led by artist Benedict Drew and open to all.

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.

This week’s theme: Chthonic deities – A workshop exploring underworld mythology.

Free and open to all. No need to book.