Exhibition

Use Hearing Protection: FAC 1 – 50 / 40

Opening: 17 Sep 2019, 18:00 - 20:30

13 Sep 2019 – 26 Oct 2019

Event times

13 September – 26 October 2019
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and by appointment

Cost of entry

FREE

CHELSEA space

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 77a, 88
  • Pimlico, Westminster, Victoria
  • Victoria or Vauxhall railway stations

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Use Hearing Protection: FAC 1 – 50 / 40 celebrates the ground-breaking early works and on-going influence of Factory Records.

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Curated by Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft, Use Hearing Protection at Chelsea Space tells the story of Factory’s formative years from 1978 to 1982 through the first 50 numbered Factory artefacts, including works by Peter Saville, Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and Linder Sterling.

Supported by rare and unseen materials from personal Factory archives, as well as non-Factory period items of influence, these combine to describe an era and atmosphere from which Factory was proposed and realised, underpinning its revolutionary cultural impact on the music, art, design and ideas of our times.

Factory Records was formed by Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus and Peter Saville in 1978. In January 1979, A Factory Sample (FAC 2) was released: this striking double EP, was wrapped in a Peter Saville designed gatefold metallic silver sleeve, heat sealed in polythene and playing at 33rpm. A Factory Sample featured audio from Joy Division, Durutti Column, John Dowie and Cabaret Voltaire. This release was a founding moment of Britain’s independent music sector as well as a vital artefact in the history of pop culture.

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Curators

Mat Bancroft

Jon Savage

Exhibiting artists

Linder Sterling

Peter Saville

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