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Veuve Clicquot Presents

15.11.18 — 17.11.18 Bargehouse, SE1

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A JOURNEY THROUGH BRITISH SUBCULTURE

Veuve Clicquot presents, ‘REBELS’, the fourth instalment of the
Veuve Clicquot Widow Series, an annual creative event which pays homage
to the revolutionary iconic leader, Madame Clicquot.

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To be a rebel is to live by your values,
blend confidence with curiosity,
to be quietly disruptive and represent a
generation through creativity and defiance

Inspired by the spirit of rebellion that Madame Clicquot embodied, this years’ Widow Series chapters the most significant moments in the Veuve Clicquot story, through exploring some of Britain’s most potent movements in music culture. Framed as a metaphorical nightclub – the catalyst where great things begin – REBELS embraces music, fashion, film and installation to tell the story of a creative revolution.
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WHAT TO EXPECT?

REBELS – A SPACE FOR RADICAL MINDS

Launching on 15th November and taking place over three evenings on London’s South Bank, the event will celebrate and explore radical moments in British culture under the creative narration of Tom Hingston. Brought to life across six rooms, REBELS will host collaborations from photographic and filmmaking duo Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones, James Lavelle, installation artists Rebecca Louise Law and Anna Burns, Savages’ singer Jehnny Beth with producer Johnny Hostile, menswear designer Liam Hodges and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. The installations bring together music, art, fashion and film, taking reference from some of Britain’s most potent movements in music culture. More collaborators to be announced in the coming weeks.
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ABOUT THE CURATOR

Tom Hingston is a creative director and designer, based in London. Renowned for his innovative and highly considered approach to art direction and design, Hingston Studio, his creative agency, has won numerous awards, particularly for its work in music. Over the last 20 years Hingston has collaborated extensively with some of the world’s most well-known artists, including Grace Jones, Nick Cave, The Chemical Brothers, The Rolling Stones, U2, Sade, David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Massive Attack. With a portfolio that spans, beauty, fashion, technology and automotive, Hingston has also been appointed as creative director for a number of luxury brands, including Christian Dior, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Lancôme. His recent work in moving image includes three promos for the late David Bowie. Hingston Studio recently marked its 20th Anniversary through an exclusive product collaboration and exhibition with Paul Smith.
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COLLABORATORS

WARREN DU PREEZ & NICK THORNTON JONES

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones are regarded as two of the industry’s leading artists within image making and film.

Warren and Nick began their collaboration in 1998 through their shared passion for the image-making process and possibilities of combining their photographic art form and emerging digital domains. Their distinctive approach in visual communication and experimentation has resulted in award-winning collaborations with Bjork, UNKLE and Iris van Herpen, as well as striking and highly original campaigns for, amongst many others, Mugler, Cartier and Issey Miyake.

JAMES LAVELLE

As the founder of one of the most coveted music labels in the world, James Lavelle shaped the cultural landscape of the 1990s.

Founder of Mo' Wax Records and UNKLE, Lavelle nurtured some of the most influential artists of the decade and tapped into what was without a doubt the most celebrated and innovative era since the 1960s. Widely regarded as the greatest A&R man of the day, in the twenty years since UNKLE’s debut, Lavelle has been prolific as producer, DJ and curator.

ANNA BURNS

Described by Vogue UK as ‘a Punk attitude with a talent for putting the wrong thing in the right place’, London based, Spatial Designer, Anna Burns’ creative work has the ability to subvert the pretty and champion fantasy worlds.

Anna’s work has been published in multiple fashion magazines worldwide and her acclaimed window displays for Hermes, Burberry, Christian Louboutin and Selfridges continue to inspire and surprise her audience. She is renowned for her signature bold and graphic aesthetic.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW

Rebecca Louise Law is a British Installation Artist, best known for artworks created with natural materials, namely flora. The physicality and sensuality of her work plays with the relationship between humanity and nature. Law is passionate about natural change and preservation, allowing her work to evolve as nature takes its course and offering an alternative concept of beauty.

Rebecca is widely recognised for colossal floral artworks, sculpted using her signature copper wire. Her works change naturally in shape and form over the course of time.

LIAM HODGES

British born, London based, Liam Hodges graduated from London’s Royal College of Art in 2013 after studying menswear under the tutorage of stylist Simon Foxton. In 2014 Liam debuted a collection for Fashion East before gaining catwalk sponsorship under the prestigious Topman backed MAN show, for three consecutive seasons.

Drawing influencers from modern male subcultures, Liam Hodges has been labelled a luxury brand for the mad and bad. The ones who forsake conformity everyday – not just at the weekend.

JOE GODDARD

Joe Goddard, member of Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, songwriter, producer, DJ, remixer and co-founder of the Greco-Roman label. Joe combines a thirst for experimentation, an instinctive understanding of the dancefloor and a love of left-of-centre pop music.

As well as working on eight albums, Joe’s work with the likes of Kraftwerk, New Order, Disclosure, Dirty Projectors, the Chemical Brothers, Wiley and Jessie Ware, Franz Ferdinand, Bernard Sumner, Little Boots and Dels, confirms his place in the front rank of British producers.

JEHNNY BETH & JOHNNY HOSTILE

Jehnny Beth and Johnny Hostile met 14 years ago when they decided to live in London and start their musical career – Johnny as a record producer and composer, Jehnny as front singer in the band Savages.

After a relocation to Paris two years ago, the duo extended their creative vision to new, exciting mediums. Johnny developed a passion for photography, while Jehnny started writing poetry and fiction inspired by the images he created. Their installation for Widow Series showcases another facet of their artistic lifelong collaboration.

Photo: Xavier Arias
Chris Levine

Best known for producing what is already being described as one of the most iconic images of the twenty-first century, ‘Lightness of Being’, Chris Levine is a world leading light artist who works across many mediums in pursuit of an expanded state of perception and awareness.

Levine's iconic work considers light not just as a core aspect of art, but of human experience more widely – a spiritual, meditative and philosophical edge permeates his work.

Photo: Michael Fung
Young Fathers

Edinburgh based, Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham ‘G’ Hastings, formed award-winning Young Fathers in 2008. Since being signed in 2012, the trio have gained critical industry attention and gathered an impressive reputation as a formidable live act.

Cocoa Sugar, the band’s third album was released on 9th March 2018 via Ninja Tune. Cocoa Sugar sees Young Fathers operating with a newfound clarity and direction. Typically unique and exhilarating, but leaner, more muscular and self-assured than ever before.

Nick Knight

Nick Knight OBE is among the world’s most influential and visionary photographers. As a fashion photographer, he has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty and is fêted for his ground-breaking creative collaborations with leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen. He has directed award winning music videos for Bjork, Lady Gaga and Kanye West. A long-standing commitment to experimenting with the latest technologies led to Knight launching SHOWstudio, which has revolutionised the manner in which fashion is viewed via the Internet.

Neneh Cherry

Broken Politics, Neneh Cherry's extraordinary fifth solo album, finds Cherry at her most generous and benevolent towards a world that is often anything but. Equal parts angry, thoughtful, melancholy, and emboldening, Cherry and her collaborators continue to expand her ever-widening sonic palette to craft truly singular and potent music. Her inspiration, like so much great art, came from Cherry's exploring of the cross-point between the personal and the political. She searches for answers with a fearlessness to acknowledge that sometimes the answers don't even exist.

Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans
Fantom / Robert Del Naja

Fantom is a sensory music app developed by Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. A unique edit of Teardrop by Massive Attack has been exclusively composed through Fantom as part of year’s show. Discover Fantom here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/fantom/id1062360670?mt=8

‘The World is in perpetual
motion and we must invent
the things of tomorrow’

MADAME CLICQUOT

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ABOUT THE WIDOW SERIES

Veuve Clicquot presents the fourth instalment of The Widow Series: now firmly established on the London calendar, this annual event allows Veuve Clicquot to pay homage to the revolutionary founder of the house, Madame Clicquot, who was famously widowed in October 1805. A trailblazer of her time, she single-handedly took on her late husband’s champagne business, and went on to pioneer several industry innovations whilst demonstrating her unparalleled creative dexterity. The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series launched in 2015, previous curators include Nick Knight, FKA Twigs and Carine Roitfeld. This year working closely with Tom Hingston on this project since its conception, Veuve Clicquot continues to be committed to the champagne house’s creative heritage, and places design and creative partnerships at the core of their programme.
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GUEST INFORMATION

Journey through four floors of immersive music, film, art and installation, before heading back to the Comet Bar for drinks and music...

  • EVENT LOCATION:
    BARGEHOUSE, OXO TOWER WHARF, LONDON SE1 9PH
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  • TICKET PRICE:
    £22 + BOOKING FEE
  • EACH TICKET INCLUDES ONE GLASS OF VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL ON ARRIVAL
  • GUESTS WILL BE ABLE TO BUY VEUVE CLICQUOT BY THE GLASS OR BOTTLE
  • THE VEUVE CLICQUOT COMET BAR WILL BE OPEN THROUGHOUT THE TICKETED SESSIONS
  • PLEASE BE AWARE THIS EVENT CONTAINS FLASHING LIGHTS
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