An exhibition about how the concept of ‘now’ is informed by both yesterday and tomorrow. Curated by Nellie Eden – Editor of Dazed Beauty, co-founder of Babyface agency, and freelancer writer – Forever Now is taking over Galeria Melissa London next Thursday the 23rd.
Taking some inspiration from Possession (the original jelly shoes from 1997) she's united four artists who blend both nostalgia and futurism in their work.
Nellie asked the artists: “What if some things do last forever? Can we preserve our youth in aspic, forever, in the music we make, the art we create, the clothes we wear, the people we party with? Can we stay young forever? How do we prolong the good times?”
The curator has one thing in mind: she would like guests to leave wondering if we can make 'now' last forever in the things we create
A DJ set by Mischa Notcutt will end the night.
After the celebration, we're keeping the installation open for public viewing from May 24rd-27th.
Join us at our London flagship. The future starts now.
7PM – 10PM
43 King Street, London WC2E 8JY
Poet James Massiah's work explores ideas about sexuality, mortality, and ethics. For Forever Now Nellie asked him to create a soundscape that translated the event's nostalgic, curious essence. The creation will be like a patchwork quilt of lost and found clips – old songs from raves long closed, soundbites, voice notes, and recordings.
James has been co-working with visual/multimedia artist and director Daniel Swan to create an abstract video that explores memory with a gelatinous aesthetic. Daniel has focused on closely represent the way in which our imagination works when we remember things – shifting shapes, half-seen faces, and transitions.Photo: Damien Fry
Dutch sci-fi artist Esmay Wagemans will be also with us next Thursday the 23rd, who has created wearable silicon clothing for the likes of Solange and Sevdaliza. Invited by Nellie, Esmay has also re-imagined the orginal jelly shoes by using fabrics cut off from Possession to create original pieces inspired by the colors of the new capsule collection.
Photo: Michelle Helena Janssen
Esmay also designed a piece for Shygirl, one of London’s brightest musical talents who will be performing a live set at our flagship.
Photo: Sam Ibram
Nellie Eden – Editor of Dazed Beauty, co-founder of Babyface agency, and freelancer writer.