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"Pimpstallation Led by Artist Neil Taylor"
2006-03-18 until 2006-04-02
UK United Kingdom
Ever younger generations aspire to Gangsta chic and the Pimp is god of bling, but who was the pimp, and whats pimp now? For the last two months a group of youths and garage mechanics, led by artist Neil Taylor have been developing the Pimp Car Project. This collision is now ready to view and the final bling, a real live pimpstallation, will show a full size hand crafted car made from cardboard and urban building material detritus on a slow revolving turntable, brightly light, conjuring fantasy 'Motor Show' aesthetics. Alongside this constructed dream will be the de-constructed reality that was an oily engine. The Pimp Car Project continues at The Campbell Works in London through April 8, 2006.
Popular modern British youth culture has long succumbed to the influences of East and West Coast of American ‘Rap’ – woman are bitches, kids carry guns and there's one solution to any problem. Violence. Forty 'fire arms' incidents every day, if you believe the Home Office figures.
Unstoppable and unforgiveable, the Pimp Car conjures both respect and amusement, it represents a dream come true, but when the dream is over who mops up the mess?
Campbell Works initiates and runs creative arts projects, fostering the development and curation of new ventures with artists, writers, scientists and creative practitioners of all disciplines. Run by artists Neil Taylor and Harriet Murray, embracing a collaborative approach to artistic practice, Campbell Works acts as a meeting point for ideas and aims to explore contextual relationships between art, spaces and people. Campbell Works particularly supports projects that explore ways to communicate with audiences, acting as a space to meet, generate ideas and further collaborations.
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