Saatchi Gallery and Beyond Projects are delighted to announce they are extending the run of ground-breaking immersive experience BEYOND THE ROAD. Tickets are now available from 25 July – 8 September and a series of ‘Lates’ are being launched with Tanqueray no.TEN with BEYOND THE ROAD staying open until 9pm on selected dates. The first ‘Late’ on 18 July also features a panel discussion with the curators in collaboration with Soho Radio and Virgin Radio’s mid morning host Eddy Temple-Morris, with more special events to come. The “Lates’ line-up also features an immersive gin masterclass created by award-winning bartender and Tanqueray Brand Ambassador Jack Sotti. To celebrate the extended run, Beyond Projects have invited renowned street artist Cyclops (aka Lucas Price) to evolve the exhibition by adding his own signature style to the show.
BEYOND THE ROAD is an independent project developed by Colin Nightingale (Creative Producer) and Stephen Dobbie (Sound Designer and Creative Director) of PUNCHDRUNK with James Lavelle (UNKLE). Presented by Beyond Projects in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, BEYOND THE ROAD merges the worlds of visual arts, music and film and offers visitors a chance to leave behind their modern day lives and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sound.
Collaborating with world renowned and award-winning contemporary artists, filmmakers and photographers, BEYOND THE ROAD deconstructs an exclusive soundtrack by music pioneer James Lavelle (UNKLE), to create a completely new and multi-disciplinary sound experience.
Included in the exhibition will be works by: Oscar and BAFTA-winning director Danny Boyle, contemporary artist Jonas Burgert, contemporary artist and Turner Prize nominee Nathan Coley, multi-Oscar winning director and producer Alfonso Cuaron, documentary and award-winning filmmaker Toby Dye, contemporary artist and director Doug Foster, award-winning perfume designer Azzi Glasser, contemporary artist John Issacs, visual designer and multimedia artist Tupac Martir, contemporary artist & taxidermist Polly Morgan, contemporary artist David Nicholson, photographer and director Norbert Schoerner, contemporary artist John Stark, award-winning director/ photographic duo Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton-Jones, renowned street artist Lucas Price. All visual artists invited to participate have been involved in the creative world of James Lavelle and UNKLE - through soundtracks, music videos and album artwork for ‘The Road: Part I’ and ‘The Road: Part II/ Lost Highway.’
Colin Nightingale and Stephen Dobbie were inspired by their early love of music and DJ culture - and genre-melting record labels such as James Lavelle’s Mo’Wax and his band UNKLE - and how this translates to the the creative world. For BEYOND THE ROAD, Nightingale and Dobbie seek to reinvent how people experience and interact with music, so it becomes an environment which visitors are free to explore.
All tickets are available to buy: https://beyondtheroad.saatchigallery.com/
Notes to Editors:
Opening hours: 10am – 5.45pm (last entry at 5.00pm) – 7 days a week.
**The exhibition is open Late on selected Thursdays up to 9pm from 18 July along with optional Tanqueray No.TEN gin masterclasses in the Gallery Mess**
**Open Late on Thursday 18 July for panel discussion with curators in collaboration with Soho Radio and hosted by Eddy Temple-Morris 7.40pm-8.30pm**
**Tickets for Lates available on https://beyondtheroad.saatchigallery.com/ **
About Stephen Dobbie & Colin Nightingale:
Stephen and Colin have been at the forefront of immersive experiences since becoming part of Punchdrunk in 2002 and being members of the core creative teams working on award winning shows like Sleep No More, New York & Sleep No More, Shanghai (NYC 2011 - present, Shanghai 2016-present), The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (2013/14), Masque of the Red Death (2007/8) and the collision of performance and visual art Tunnel 228 (2009) that was co-conceived by Nightingale. www.beyond-projects.com
The development of ‘Beyond the Road’ was supported by Punchdrunk as part of its Research and Development Programme into new forms of immersive audience experience.
About James Lavelle and UNKLE:
With James Lavelle they found the perfect collaborator. James Lavelle has spent over 25 years bringing together music and the visual arts and thinking about how people interact with music. As well as Mo’Wax and UNKLE, his multimedia endeavours also include the ‘Daydreaming With’ series of exhibitions, most notably ‘Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick’ at Somerset House in 2016. In 2017, James Lavelle was invited by Danny Boyle to create the soundtrack to his TV series ‘Trust’. In 2018, multi-Oscar winning director and producer Alfonso Cuaron invited James Lavelle and UNKLE to be involved in his ‘Music Inspired by the film Roma’ soundtrack (released 8 February 2019). Lavelle is a pioneering artist who thrives in the act of remixing and curating culture itself. www.beyond-projects.com