Last Thursday, Volcom in association with Cooler magazine invited about 400 people to an art show featuring the work of Dashenka Prochazka in a basement in Shoreditch, London.
People were fun-filled and curious when they entered the dark basement in Shoreditch. Nobody really knew what to expect, and what was really going on. Not even we, who set it all up, knew exactly what the night would bring.
The exhibition, ‘Fear of Death is Fear of Life’ is Dashenka’s interpretation of life, death and the places in between. An exhibition including sculptures, paintings, screen prints, glow in the dark paint, candles, dolls and installation music. The location for the art show was an old basement with a lot of different rooms in different shapes. People had to walk around, and by the end they ended up in a big room filled with drinks and food! Lots of happy faces, moving to the rhythm of the DJ’s soundtrack.
Surprises kept on coming, and into the late hours terrifying screams could be heard somewhere in the basement. People were dragged into an music installation featuring ‘Les Yeux Sans Visage’ and ‘Nina Noise’. Abstract rock in a closed up room filled with strobe lightning, only visible through a little hole… Guaranteed something you never have experienced before, and probably won’t see again!
All good things come to an end… but nobody felt like going home. Even after the drinks had run out, people stayed another hour to enjoy the atmosphere with their friends.
Walking home on the dark streets of London, we felt like it all was a dream.