Untitled Seven

  • Emma Hart and Benedict Drew (UK)
  • Saturday, April 3, 7pm $10/ 8 members, student and seniors
  • MOCCA, 952 Queen St. West

Part of Winter 2010

A co-presentation with Images Festival and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art


UK artists Emma Hart and Benedict Drew will present Untitled Seven, a new site-specific installation within the main gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art from April 1 — 11 with a special live performance on Saturday, April 3. Initiating their collaborative process at the “Soundtrack” event in London in 2005, their Untitled series of works explores and destabilizes moving image, sound and performance. By inverting the technologies used to create and project images, Hart and Drew create anarchic systems, which make the process of their creation of sound and image explicit. For Untitled Seven, Hart and Drew harness a variety of contemporary and historical image making technologies into the service of sound. Having performed iterations of this series at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, the ICA in London and Performa in New York, Untitled Seven marks the first Canadian project by Hart and Drew.

Based in London, Emma Hart exhibits videos and installations and performs internationally, frequently collaborating with other artists. Her work has been presented at institutions including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Camden Arts Centre, the ICA, Battersea Arts Centre, Dundee Contemporary Art Centre, Cell Project Space, and recently at Performa 2009 in New York.

Benedict Drew is an artist who works in performance, sound and video. Drew has a long history of engaging in collaborative projects with artists such as Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M, the trio Portable, and with various improvisers including Tom Chant (as duo Suscet), Angharad Davies, Lee Patterson, Steve Beresford, Seymour Wright, Rhodri Davies, Mark Wastell and Matt Davis. Drew has also composed the soundtracks for five films by Emily Richardson. A CD of these soundtracks was released in September 2004.