James Lavelle's Meltdown

Musical and artistic innovator James Lavelle curate the 21st Meltdown in 2014, following in the footsteps of some of music’s biggest names, including David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith and Jarvis Cocker.

Combining creative entrepreneurship with a radical artistic approach, James’ genre-defying portfolio spans music, art, fashion, design and film, and as part of his groundbreaking work with UNKLE, boasts acclaimed musical collaborations with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Cave and Thom Yorke.

Collaboration, innovation and a spirit of non-conformism are central to his approach. James worked with young people to curate the programme, meaning that this very special Meltdown in line with his commitment to mobilising the next generation to become the inventors of their own culture.

Mo’Wax inspires a new generation

Both Meltdown and James Lavelle’s iconic label Mo’Wax turned 21 in 2014,  and as part of the festival, Mo’Wax21: Urban Archaeology, an interactive exhibition devised with Southbank Centre as part of the festival, celebrated the creative output of the label James launched as a teenager.

Doug Foster's installation No Beginning, No End in the Clore Ballroom, featured five cyclical artworks and UNKLE's The Heretics' Gate soundtrack. 

Enjoy a unique view of the final pyramid rooflight's delivery to the gallery roof.
Southbank Centre has teamed up with internationally-renowned fashion and portrait photographer, Rankin.
The Infinite Mix presents UK premieres of audio-visual artworks by leading international artists
Bom Bom’s Dream (2016) follows the adventures of a Japanese dancer as she travels to Jamaica
This video promotes The Infinite Mix exhibition, presented by Hayward Gallery, in association with The Vinyl Factory.
Light Show brings together sculptures and artworks that use light in different ways.
Dame Vivienne Westwood talks with Shami Chakrabarti about human rights
Ernesto Neto talks about his immersive, sensory installations
A survey of Martin Creed's playful, thought-provoking art
Visitors to Carsten Höller's exhibition 'Decision' defy gravity in a flying machine
How Hayward Gallery visitors became dancers in the 'Move: Choreographing You' exhibition
Fiona Skinner's film about Ed Ruscha's painting 'Noise', featuring The Smiths' Johnny Marr
Spartacus Chetwynd talks about her folding glass house for British Art Show 7
A behind the scenes look at Ernesto Neto Studio in Rio de Janeiro

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