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‘Time Crystals’ – Pump House Gallery exhibition by David Panos

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September 20, 2017


4 October – 17 December 2017

Preview: 7 October, 2 – 6pm

Time Crystals by David Panos is the new exhibition at Pump House Gallery exploring ‘alternative’ and ‘rave’ subcultures from the 80s and 90s. Through the lens of the artist’s personal memories of youth culture, the piece looks at the link between cultural signs and socio-political conditions of the time, how fashion and dance can reflect or disrupt these patterns.

David Panos explores alternative futures by contrasting ‘authentic’ archival material, digital compositing and animation, choreography and contemporary club footage. The exhibition considers how the media and industrialised ‘fast’ fashion transform the way we interpret and remember the past.

The exhibition is accompanied by a public programme of discussions, performances and activities designed in dialogue with David Panos.

Visitors of all ages can drop in and take part in ‘A Dance and Gesture Archive’ in the gallery’s Project Space throughout the exhibition, and record their own music video of their favourite pop song. The final archive of all the videos produced over the course of the project will be shown in a final installation of films.

There will also be a series of free family workshops where visitors can work on their dance moves for their music video with a professional choreographer and experiment with creative techniques that explore the exhibition’s themes on fashion trends.

On Saturday 21 October Misters of Circe and Josh GT will perform live music preceded by a panel discussion on subcultural music movements from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Further dates to be announced via social media and on Booking essential.

About David Panos:

David Panos (b. 1971, Athens, Greece; lives in London, UK) produces videos, objects, exhibitions and music. He is half of the 160 bpm duo CLASS and co-ran the Difficult Fun label in the 2000s. Over the past 15 years he has worked in collaboration with artists and writers such as Benedict Seymour and Sharon Kinsella on long form film projects and installations and was the joint winner of the 2011 Jarman Award for his collaborations with Anja Kirschner.

This exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council.


Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

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Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday between exhibitions. Admission free.

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