New Docu-Series Inspired By Second Summer Of Love to Premiere in October
The films will explore the impact of acid house on global contemporary culture
Production house Frieze and Italian luxury brand Gucci have recruited Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and filmmaker-visual artist Josh Blaaberg to produce films inspired by the Second Summer of Love, which was the explosion of electronic music and youth culture in the U.K. in 1988.
Also, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Wu Tsang’s motion picture Into A Space Of Love, which is a documentary exploring the legacies of house music in New York underground culture, premiered at Frieze New York this past May. Both films are now slated to be screened together for the first time at Frieze London in October, followed by a discussion with the artists.
Deller and Blaaberg’s Second Summer Of Love series will explore the impact of acid house on global contemporary culture, from the home-grown Italian disco scene of the mid-Eighties, the use of European synth sounds in the flourishing techno cultures of Chicago, Detroit and New York and rave’s rebuilding of British identity. Daller’s film is titled Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 while Blaaberg’s is called Distant Planet: The Six Chapters of Simona.
The series is accompanied by four 60-second prelude films directed by visual artists Adam Csoka Keller and Evelyn Benčičová.