Somewhere in a studio in Amsterdam an installation is being created for the Moniker Art Fair (16-20 October) in London. It is an installation that invites you to step inside the artwork and be part of it. Sounds cool, eh? It will be cool. It is a collaborative installation by The London Police and Zeus, as part of the Look for Art Gallery exhibition space. A week before the start of Moniker, I was invited into the studio for a sneak preview of what is being created. It is a collaboration that is working really well. Two different styles blend together into an installation.
Last July The London Police and Zeus had a joint exhibition at Look for Art in Amsterdam. Both artists exhibited just their own work. They could have done an artwork together, but that didn't happen. The past weeks they have been extremely busy to finally create an artwork together. Not just an artwork on canvas, but an installation that will fill the whole Look for Art gallery space at Moniker Art Fair. Imagine a London Police creation on canvas that includes the infamous white Zeus arrows. Imagine that this creation is not on canvas, but you can actually touch it, feel it and walk inside it.
At my arrival in the studio Zeus and Bob (The London Police) are working hard on the finishing touches. A small part of an arrow and a ‘lads’ character are being finished. Objects, artworks, paint, saws and hammers are all over the place.
Especially for my visit, they move a few objects right where they will be placed. It gives an idea of what to expect at Moniker. The installation will be in black and white. The arrow acts as a highway with small white trucks on it. There are buildings, just like you would see them in a London Police artwork. Yes, you are allowed to walk inside the installation. Zeus says: “We really want people to be part of it.” Be part of it, have fun, but don’t move the trucks. It is you that is the moving object.