The Vinyl Factory

23 May 2024 to 28 September 2024 180 Studios

A person wearing a black jacket with a white logo, patterned shorts, pink sneakers, and a pink cap is standing in front of a large, pink, spiked installation resembling speakers. The installation is placed in a well-lit room with a beige-tiled floor.
Virgil Abloh, 12-inch voices

Bringing together more than 100 artists in the largest immersive exhibition celebrating art and sound

The Vinyl Factory at 180 Studios presents REVERB, a major multimedia exhibition exploring the intersection of art and sound, opening on 23 May 2024. In the largest show of its kind, REVERB will bring together over 100 artists and musicians working across mediums including visual arts, music, film and live performance.

REVERB will feature new site-specific audio-visual installations and sonic experiences, commissioned by The Vinyl Factory, from artists including Theaster Gates, Es Devlin, Julianknxx and Caterina Barbieri with UK premieres of artworks by Kahlil Joseph, Stan Douglas, Virgil Abloh and Cecilia Bengolea, and installations by Jeremy Deller, William Kentridge, Jenn Nkiru, Hito Steyerl, Carsten Nicolai and Gabriel Moses.

Hi-Fi Listening Room Dream No.1, created by and programmed with New York artist Devon Turnbull, will create a meditative space within the exhibition to listen to vinyl with an evolving programme of unheard music, including exclusive test pressings and studio outtakes.

A wide-ranging programme of live performances and talks will also sit alongside the exhibition. A new work by Theaster Gates, Amplified, will exist as a sonic installation during the day and transform into a space that hosts live performances by night, with shows by established and emerging musicians recorded and pressed direct-to-disc on The Vinyl Factory Lathe.

100 vinyl records created by artists and released by The Vinyl Factory will also be on display in a new space designed by Ben Kelly. These include releases by Nan Goldin, Arthur Jafa, Pipilotti Rist, William Kentridge, Mica Levi, Marina Abramovic, Grace Jones, Yussef Dayes, Es Devlin, Fred Again, Thom Yorke, Ragnar Kjartansson, Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys, Maurizio Cattelan, Daft Punk, The xx, Rachel Rose, Kojey Radical, Taryn Simon and many more.

For the past 20 years The Vinyl Factory has been at the forefront of fostering pioneering collaborations between artists and musicians, embracing new ideas and exploring new ways of merging art and sound.

A public program of live musical performances will take place during the show with the recordings pressed as limited- edition vinyl records by The Vinyl Factory.

Listings Information

REVERB: 23 May – 28 September 2024
180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA
Further Information: The Vinyl Factory and 180 Studios present REVERB exhibition