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Memories Are Made Of This

Luca George
24th Sept 2016 -
16th Oct 2016

Open:
Saturday 24 September – Sunday 16 October, Thursday – Sunday, 12-5pm

Preview:
Friday 23 September, 6-9pm
Drinks kindly provided by Caoruun Gin, with thanks to the team at The Drink Cabinet. 

The Telfer Gallery presents Memories Are Made Of This, a solo exhibition of new work by Luca George.

Looking back on his past as a breakdancer George revisits his fear of being happy slapped and continues his search for a cultural position in the world.

Throughout his teens George was part of the The Original Prankster Crew, a successful breakdance group, more popularly known as The OPC. Together with The OPC George took part in breakdance battles across the UK and also travelled to the USA where they performed in Boston, Rhode Island and New York.

After a former crew member sent him a Dropbox folder containing a profusion of videos and photos from the crew’s heyday, George has brought together a multi-media installation that questions the effect breakdancing has had on his life and on all of those involved.

Memories Are Made Of This continues George’s long standing attempt to parody his very existence. Intertwining memories with hopes and dreams George spoofs the fetishisation of subculture, nostalgia and class through drawing, sculpture, performance and video.

Born in Brighton, Luca George graduated from Sculpture and Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. He now lives in London and plays semi-professional football for Luton Town FC. Selected exhibitions, performances and projects include Gold Panning at The Market Gallery, Glasgow, 2015, Dante’s Diabolo, Jupiter Woods, London, 2015, The Beginning of Everything, Palazzo Fontana, Venice, 2015 and I Am The Wheel, CCA, Glasgow, 2015.

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