Mutate Britain

After my rather unsuccessful sale rummage at Start Boutique in Old Street today (ok I found an amazing Stella McCartney coat but even with the 40% discount it was still 900 smackers and waaay out of my budget) and I headed to Cordy House to check out the "Mutate Britain" exhibit which I've been meaning to see for about a month now. I wasn't disappointed, actually it might be the best exhibition that I've ever seen in London. I don't mean to sound cliche but it was so different and unexpected. I only had my shitty-good-for-nothing digital camera with me, so excuse the poor quality photos.

When you first walk in, you enter a dimly lit graffitied room full of alien robot like sculptures made out of car/bike spare parts and anything that on its own would usually be described as "junk". It also smelt a bit like horse stables. And had a weird stray dog walking around.

This then leads you to the second less dingy room full of smaller sculptures, some graffiti art and a weird but awesome plane propeller (or at lest thats what I think it was).

You then move onto the second floor where theres some dope art and more of the same etc etc.

This is also where you find my favourite piece - a skull portrait made out of coloured badges.

And then you get you the best bit - the "interactive room" on the third floor. You're greeted with what first looks like a neon sign but is actually some creepy dolls tangled in fairylights.

And then out of the darkness you see a giant head. It changes faces at a blink of an eye and there were some sort of controls in front of it, so I'm guessing you can play around with the facial features also. Loved the virtual graffiti wall as well, a little boy was hogging it so didn't get to try it out but looks like you can have hours of fun with it.

The pole dancing robots and DJ were the best. I want one in my house.

This floor also had a little cafe if you were feeling peckish and a shop with a dark and dingy "maze" which I didn't dare go into by myself.

And this thing. I think the idea was to climb into it as there was a supervisor type person standing next to it (prob to help you in the likely chance of you getting stuck).

Anyways go check it out, its FREE and open 12-10pm on Sat & 12-7pm on Sun. So no excuses, you can pop in after doing your Chrimbo shopping. Exhibition finishes on Sun 21st Dec.


info said...

I love the skull portrait! that's sick! I always wondered if I sat down and tried doing it myself if I would have the patience....the answer is 'no'. haha, great pics! Love your site!

Miss V (Stylistique) said...

aww thank you! did you get a chance to check out the exhibition?