The works have been commissioned by Art on the Underground, an initiative created by London Underground in 2000, designed to “champion contemporary art in London”.
At eight seconds long, the video acts as an interruption to the images and adverts fed to commuters on the Underground.
De-re-touch includes a close-up shot of an ear, a throbbing fist and flashing text – referencing the mass of bodies people encounter both as tube passengers but also in advertising.
To accompany the video, the artist has created an electronic and experimental audio piece available to download, which is designed to be listened to while travelling.
Drew has been working across video, sculpture and experimental music dating back to his time at art school in the ’90s.
Going Underground with British artist Benedict Drew – BBC News