Being Benedict Phillips or How to be Dyslexic

Exhibition – 6th July – 18th September 2021
Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL
Open Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm

‘Being Benedict Phillips or How to be Dyslexic’ is the first large scale exhibition of what I call my ‘Dislecksick projects’. It brings together works from 1995 up to the present day and also features new works of sculpture, photography and performance.

Since 1995, when my Agenda of the Aggressive Dyslexic’ was published, I have been exploring social and political ideas of difference through video, photography, sculpture and performance, revealing the alternative perspectives that being “very good at being disleksick” can bring. My artworks, films, writing and actions demonstrate that through a polarised dark neurodiverse experience I can shine a light on the way that we all think and navigate the world around us.

There is also a programme of short films which will be released online via the @GalleryOldham Twitter account over the duration of the exhibition, with two launching each week for 13 weeks, starting on the week of the 26th of June.

‘Being Benedict Phillips or How to be Dyslexic’ runs from the 6th July until 18th September 2021 and will feature a performance event and artist’s talk at Gallery Oldham (2pm on Saturday 4 September 2021).

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