Categories ArtPosted on

House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

After the success of the Polyphonic Playground in 2016, Studio PSK return to House of Vans for a second time. Taking over the gallery space below Waterloo Station, the show explores our relationship with colour, light and perception; creating a landscape of optical illusions that the public are invited to explore hands-on.

The entire exhibition, from the specially commissioned artworks, to the objects within it, use the same shade of red, green and blue. Lighting in the space is controlled by a bespoke musical score. When flooded with the changing red, green and blue light, an analogue ‘stop frame animation’ effect is created, making static images appear to move.

From large-scale illustrations that spring to life, to a giant ball pit that appears to self-animate; Chroma throws the audience headfirst into a space where digital and analogue worlds dramatically collide.

Showcasing original artworks, and four pairs of custom Vans, are illustrators; Martina Paukova, Sam Taylor, Chester Holme and Dale Crosby Close. Each illustrator has created new large-scale artwork that springs to life under the changing colour of light. The illustrations have also been used to create four pairs of unique Vans shoes, using the new-to-Europe online “Custom” Vans editor tool. For those feeling inspired, visitors can take a plunge into the animated ball pit, and create their own analogue animations using red, green and blue stickers. Open Thursday to Sunday. SEEN will be diving in.

houseofvanslondon.com

House of Vans London
Arches
228-232 Station Approach Road
Lambeth
London
SE1 8SW

Seen this week

Categories MusicPosted on

CABBAGE: ‘POSTMODERNIST CALIGULA’

Lucky Manchester! Soon to be treated to Cabbage, hailed by everyone from The Daily Mirror to Q Magazine… May they appear in London again, soon. “…a muscular sound that weaves funk between menacing riffs, rumbling bass and thunderous drums….Nirvana meets early Happy Mondays” The Sunday Times, Debut Of The Week “Riffs and lurching grooves come …

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Veggies and Vegans rejoice: Galvin La Chapelle launches 7-course menu

SEEN is thrilled to hear that popular French Restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has introduced a 7-course Menu Gourmand especially designed for vegetarians and vegans. Jeff and Chris Galvin have noted the importance to cater for diners’ needs, whether dietary requirements or lifestyle choices. “In the past we’ve seen a few dishes on menus that cater …

Categories MusicPosted on

Sound of the Summer: ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO’s “ONCE IN A LIFETIME”

Global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has unveiled the music video for her re-imagined version of Talking Heads’ iconic song “Once In A Lifetime” – from the 1980 landmark album ‘Remain in Light’. Her radical new version of the album will be released June 8 (Kravenworks Records) and Angélique performed “Once In …

Categories FashionPosted on

Les 100 Ciels

SEEN has always been an admirer of Ready-to-Wear label Les 100 Ciels, whose latest collection showcases elegant yet simple chic for Spring. The name is French for ‘The Hundred Skies’ and their London branch, in the pedestrianised St Christopher’s Place, is well worth a visit. Their luxurious cashmere designs are created to last for a …

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Legendary Cocktails from 100 Wardour Street

Leave it to Soho stalwart 100 Wardour Street to come up with a new cocktail menu based on bygone decades – all with a modern twist, of course. Bar manager Massimo Bosio and his talented team promise guests Prohibition staples, Disco Fever and lots more besides. The four themes are: The Golden Era; It’s Tiki …