In anticipation of the forthcoming UNKLE album ‘THE ROAD: PART 1’ James Lavelle will be creating a unique and interactive exhibition at Leed Dock exploring the cultural impact of the 25 year career of the celebrated multi-media band and entity UNKLE.
UNKLE is the creative platform of James Lavelle, one of Britain’s most influential artists. His extraordinary career spans music, fashion, art, moving image, digital art, brand, marketing, merchandise and events.
He played his first DJ set at 14, launched pioneering record label Mo’Wax at 18 and released the genre defining UNKLE album Psyence Fiction at 22.
‘JAMES IS ONE OF THE TRUE CULTURAL PROVOCATEURS WHO HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF CULTURE’
Jefferson Hack, Dazed & Confused
Inspired by the desire to marry music and the visual arts, ‘DAYDREAMING WITH…’ is an art exhibition series, which aims to create a unique and multi-sensory experience, unprecedented by museum exhibitions or music festivals.
JAMES LAVELLE, Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and DJ, assumes the role of curator for each ‘Daydreaming with…’ project.
“UNKLE has always been a multi-sensory creative project, ranging from genre-defining music to cutting-edge visual art. It therefore feels incredibly fitting to celebrate UNKLE’s past, present and future in Leeds, with an immersive show at the cultural hub of Leeds Dock.
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.”
The exhibition is free but please register here.
The exhibition will feature:
Classic pieces from the Mo’ Wax and UNKLE archives: Music releases, art, fashion and toy collaborations.
An opportunity to see the groundbreaking UNKLE music videos.
A new Virtual Reality installation captured from ‘Daydreaming With…Stanley Kubrick’
A unique opportunity to ‘step inside’ Doug Foster’s mesmerising ‘Visions On The Road’ installation to experience art and music at it’s most immersive.
A pop-up store featuring collaborative rare counter cultural artefacts from Nike, Supreme and vintage collectible archival pieces from Kubrick, Converse and Medicom Toys and an Limited Edition art print and created especially for this show.
By signing up to this exhibition you will get the opportunity to attend:
– an exclusive Preview of the forthcoming UNKLE album and accompanying films.
– A talk by James on his work and cultural milestones.
Please register here.
Sat 24th – Sun 25th June