Daydreaming with … UNKLE @ Lazarides, London

Posted on December 14, 2016 by

The next Daydreaming show is dedicated to UNKLE, and the forthcoming album.

Just announced is this new Daydreaming with… exhibition, curated by non-other than James Lavelle, obviously, and that will take place at Lazarides Rathbone in London from Friday 20th of January to Thursday 23rd of February 2017. The full title of the show is Daydreaming with UNKLE presents.. THE ROAD : SOHO.

I’m not going to re-write the press release, so here it is :

In early 2017 James Lavelle will take over Lazarides Rathbone with Daydreaming with UNKLE Presents… THE ROAD: SOHO: a unique and interactive exploration of his British music collective UNKLE. The show will explore music, art and street culture from a host of talented artists and collaborators, including Futura, Doug Foster, John Isaacs, Norbert Schoerner, John Nolan, Nathan Coley, Ben Drury, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, Dexter Navy, Seamus Farrell and more.

In anticipation of UNKLE’s forthcoming album THE ROAD, this immersive show celebrates 25 years of UNKLE by going back to its roots in Soho, London’s hub of counter culture. The show will feature new video installations accompanying the first opportunity to hear forthcoming UNKLE album collaborations with Keaton Henson, Mark Lanegan and Eska; in addition to paintings, special edition prints from a variety of artists and a series of events including talks and film screenings.

Daydreaming with UNKLE Presents…THE ROAD: SOHO goes back to where it all began; Steve Lazarides, founder of Lazarides Gallery, was the first photographer to work with James Lavelle on UNKLE and Mo’Wax, while Mo’Wax’s record label offices were situated on nearby Mortimer Street.

As well as new music releases in conjuction with The Vinyl Factory from forthcoming UNKLE album THE ROAD, there will be a pop-up store featuring collaborative rare counter cultural artefacts from Hysteric Glamour, Neigbourhood, Undercover, as well as Cali Thornhill Dewitt (Kanye West’s designer), and vintage collectible archival pieces from Nike, Converse and Medicom Toys. There will also be a collaboration with seminal Soho hairdressers Cuts and a programme of further events to be announced.

The exhibition also features the premiere of a new Virtual Reality installation captured from ‘Daydreaming With…Stanley Kubrick’, and includes a unique opportunity to ‘step inside’ Doug Foster’s mesmerising ‘Beyond the Infinite’ installation to experience art at it’s most immersive.

James Lavelle says: “UNKLE has always been a multi-sensory creative project, ranging from genredefining music to cutting-edge visual art. It therefore feels incredibly fitting to celebrate UNKLE’s past, present and future in Soho, where it all began, with an immersive show at the much-loved Lazarides gallery. The exhibition is a collaboration between a number of very talented artists, presenting everything from paintings, videos, artefacts and film screenings; this is the definitive UNKLE experience. I look forward to welcoming visitors to daydream with us.”

So now we know that the next UNKLE album will be called The Road (be it in uppercase or not), and it will apparently be first showcased during the show. Also, I really, really hope that the Psyence Fiction deluxe will be dropped there.

I have already booked a London trip, I can’t miss that, and I’m starting to save some cash which is not an easy task in late December…

I’ll update this post as I have more infos. In the meantime, you can check out the Lazarides website.

UPDATE : Find a little more infos on the brand new Daydreaming With… website