Exhibition

Don’t Sleep when Cycling mayday

1 May 2019

Chalton Gallery

London
Greater London, United Kingdom

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An exhibition by Max Prus for one night only

Where Chalton Street meets Phoenix Road, London, NW1 1HB

Don’t Sleep when Cycling mayday is a celebration of spring and the palpable sense of community that exists in the Somers Town area of London.

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It’s 6am and a woman stands in a kitchen wearing a pepto bismol pink cocktail dress and platformed sandals. The fridge is open. She is facing a man who is dressed in a shimmering brown robe and brown slipper sandals. There is a hamster on the kitchen floor that seems to have escaped from its exercise ball.

It is not really 6am and there is no kitchen. We’re in the back of a Luton van on a street corner in Somers Town. It is some time between 6pm and 9pm local time on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

This is part of the immersive exhibition, Don’t Sleep when Cycling mayday, a celebration of spring and the palpable sense of community that exists in the Somers Town area of London.

The well-worn, patterned carpet, recently removed from The Cock Tavern (the local pub) following a health and safety notice, may reappear.

There may be double vision as some well-regarded members of the Somers Town community encounter their doppelgängers.

A new transfiguration of Resolutions 2019 will be on display. This is an on going installation on the façade of the Costcutter shop situated on this street corner. The work has existed since January, initiated by covering a wine advertisement with a painting, an act in keeping with popular New Years Resolutions. The work has since been shifting in form and appearance on a monthly basis.

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