If you were wondering what calibre of creatives the producer, DJ and Unkle founder James Lavelle rubs shoulders with during a typical three years of his life, then the exhibition Daydreaming with… James Lavelle at the Haunch of Venison gallery will give you a clue.
The pop-up exhibition this week is the first in a series of annual Daydreaming with… festivals, which aim to marry music and art, examining the relationship between the two media.
Curated by Lavelle, collaborating artists will create new work inspired by music composed for the project by Unkle. Contributors include film, commercials and music video director Jonathan Glazer, who will be showing a new short film.
Design duo Kai and Sunny, street artist Bäst, graffiti artist Futura and designer Ben Drury will also be taking part. Simon Birch will create a video installation, Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones will be producing a new installation and displaying screen-prints and photographs, including their work for the new Unkle album When Did The Night Fall, and film director John Hillcoat is also working on a project.
The exhibition is followed by Unkle on Screen, an event featuring a screening of a selection of Unkle music videos.
’It’s been a real journey of discovery,’ says Lavelle. ’You realise there are so many different pockets of creativity going on all the time. There will be some people I’ve worked with before and others I’ve been introduced to along the road.’
Daydreaming with…James Lavelle takes place from 27-30 August at Haunch of Venison, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1, followed by Unkle on Screen screening at the Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2 on 31 August