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Eyes On: Molly Macindoe

A rare glance into the Free party and Teknival scene, courtesy of ‘Documenting the Rave Road’.

After years spent on the road documenting the world’s most hedonistic and unrestrained parties, Molly Macindoe is extending a public invite with her latest exhibition. Featuring work that has never been seen before, the show will be launched by ‘Documenting the Rave Road’, a one-off talk from the photographer, where she will discuss her work and celebration of the subcultures that have provided her with an artistic focus since the early 2000s.

Sure to make you yearn for the bygone festivals of 2017 (we know there are a few to come but this is it where fields are concerned), Molly’s work has captured the Free Party and Teknival scene in locations far and wide, from the more familiar industrial estates of London, to extraordinary outdoor raves in the Middle East. Diverse and eclectic, her photography showcases youth culture’s persistent appetite for hedonism, with her older images seamlessly complimenting her more recent work.

Having documented the Free Party movement for so long (think a 90s start), Macindoe’s pioneering work affords a unique opportunity to observe the scene as it evolves over time, with intimate squat parties gradually turning into traveller festivals. Unapologetically authentic, her photography pays homage to those on the outskirts of society who dare to live outside of the law.

Taking place at The Subculture Archives (here) on Carnaby Street this Thursday – 21 September – see you down the front?

Words
Olive Pometsey
Eyes On: Molly Macindoe

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