Gucci and Frieze have teamed up to commission Turner Prize winner, Jeremy Deller to delve into the roots of rave as part of their film series: “A Second Summer of Love.”
From illegal warehouse parties in Berlin to LGBT nightclubs in New York, 1988’s “summer of love” saw an explosion of underground electronic music and youth culture – which conceptual, video and installation artist Deller explores in his documentary “Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992.”
Thirty years after this euphoric movement, Deller’s feature-length film looks at its impact on British identity, mixing archive material of eighties ravers with footage of him joining a modern-day A-level politics class, and teaching them about a time they were too young to know about.
And the archive footage is golden. Endless queues of eighties windbreakers, W.I.L.D. dance moves and nervous Bobbies awaiting the ravers in broad daylight.
Watch the trailer below…
Everybody in The Place will be screened exclusively at the Gucci Wooster cinema space in New York from 6 to 20 July. Then the films will be screened together for the first time at Frieze London in October 2018, followed by a discussion with the artists.