Behold at the Club at the Ivy was an incredible event to be part of, in association with the Nunnery Galley and Bow Arts, it was also one of the most challenging events I have co-ordinated. Alongside my good buddy and collaborator artist Alana Lake I co-curated and project managed this multimedia mind flip, art directing the Behold brand as an entirely new event concept for Bow Arts. I was blown away by Bow Art’s enthusiasm and expertise when working on this event and appreciated the opportunity to create something in a prestigious venue such as the Club at the Ivy.

Behold featured showcase performances and installation art from a radically diverse group of individuals for a unique experimental exhibition specially curated for the Club at the Ivy, transforming the historic venue with unexpected adventures in sight and sound. In accordance with the heritage of the Ivy as a premiere destination for practitioners of all forms of art and entertainment Behold spans the spectrum of creative exploration. Established names join forces with emerging talent to present their work in a way that is intimate, immediate and unprecedented in this kind of space.

Behold featured video and installation work by Gordon Cheung, Tessa Garland, Jon Monaghan, Ulu Braun, James Howard, Joey Holder, Clare Mitten and Alana Lake. Avant-garde theatre pioneers the Theo Adams Company presented live music and spontaneous moments of glamour and visual excitement throughout the space for the duration of the evening. Sound artists completely re-imagined the sonic environment with Archos transforming the terrace and Bjørn Hatleskog‘s otherworldly live sound/light sculpture invading the luxurious setting. Live performance art by Julia Haynes and an exclusive multimedia assault by Ze Æs fronted by Martin Thomlinson, formerly of cult group Selfish Cunt added to the anarchy.


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