Gareth Pugh opens video installation as part of Selfridges’ multi-sensory exhibition

GARETH PUGH is exhibiting a video installation piece titled VOID at The Old Selfridges Hotel as part of Selfridges’ multi-sensory exhibition, The Flipside. Open as part of the department store’s Radical Luxury campaign, the exhibition features an array of installations by innovative brands exploring the meaning of luxury in the modern world.

Gareth Pugh's VOID

Gareth Pugh – VOID (2018) at Selfridges’ The Flipside exhibition

Upon entering the space appointed for Pugh’s work, visitors will find a room full of sand with two large screens parallel to each other showing Pugh’s film. It shows the designer walking with his mother along a beach in his hometown, Sunderland. Pugh’s intentions were to create a space where time dilates and also prompts an awareness of being. The film explores themes of escape, freedom and clarity, which are the designers most treasured luxuries.

Gareth Pugh - VOID (2018) at Selfridges' The Flipside exhibition  Gareth Pugh – VOID (2018) at Selfridges’ The Flipside exhibition

Alongside Pugh’s piece, the exhibition showcases interactive experiences from Louis Vuitton, Mr Lyan, Thom Browne, Loewe, Google Pixel 2 and Byredo. In the coming weeks, Selfridges will be hosting a series of special events accompanying the exhibition.

by Tom Halford 

The Flipside exhibition is open until May 20 and is free. You can book your free tickets for the exhibition and find out more about the events to be hosted here.

The Old Selfridges Hotel, 6JS, 1 Orchard St, London