The xx Turn Music Into Sculpture

It has been said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture so a sculpture about music would be like pole dancing about philosophy or something equally as incongruous right? Who knows. Well prepare to mix mediums because British minimalists The xx have teamed up with filmmaker and artist Saam Farahmand for a work titled xx: A Sculpture of the Album a “3D physical interpretation of the band’s debut album, xx”.

How the hell would that work you ask? Well according to music/arts collective The Vinyl Factory “The sculpture utilises film, light and sound via three specially created audio-visual units (each unit representing one member of the band with a mix of exclusively filmed footage and mixed sound), and every visitor will enjoy a totally unique experience of xx”.

We’re not entirely sure what that means but we’re expecting soft glow holograms, hushed electronics and slow motion lusciousness. Oh and lasers. Lots and lots of lasers. If you happen to be in London this week pop in to the gallery and let us know how it all fits together.


Private View:
Thursday 7th January

Public Opening:
Friday 8th January: 11.30am-8.00pm
Saturday 9th January 11.30am-7.30pm
Sunday 10th January 12.00pm-6.00pm
Monday 11th January 11.30am-7.30pm
Tuesday 12th January 11.30am-7.30pm

Via Fact Magazine