14 September 2016
Death Drive and Crashed Cars Opening
JG Ballard, Stephen Bayley and Talulah Blue came together on 13 September for a hot night in Peckham. Stephen Bayley’s new book Death Drive was the catalyst for this extraordinary event – a recreation of Ballard’s 1970 exhibition, Crashed Cars. Three wrecks – a Saab Convertible, a Ford Fiesta and a VW Golf – found in a scrapyard in West Norwood, were artfully placed as defiled sculptural objects in the Brutalist landscape of Bold Tendencies’ Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park. Bayley channelled Ballard, inviting guests to defile the cars still further, ice-cold white wine was served by the gallon, and burlesque artist Talulah Blue lit up proceedings with her fabulous fire-eating act. Altogether unforgettable.
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