Kemp London produces neon display for new Michael Clark exhibition at the Barbican
One of Kemp London’s latest commissions can be seen as part of the Barbican’s Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer exhibition, which runs until January 2021.
Working to a brief, Kemp London produced curved typography spelling out ‘Michael Clark’ in lemon yellow neon. This is mounted on a vast monochrome print of dancers in action. To the side stand distinctive fried egg flowers, props from Charles Atlas’s film Hail the New Puritan which Clark choreographed.
The exhibition marks 15 years of the Michael Clark Company’s Artistic Associate partnership with the Barbican. It showcases the work of the Scottish creative (and his collaborators): its post-punk attitude, its celebration of queer subculture, and its tendency towards comedy, play, sex and spectacle.
Expect film, installation, photography, music, fashion and lavish set pieces, chronicling a career that helped redefine the British cultural landscape.
You can see Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer at the Barbican, London, until Sunday 3 rd