The Vinyl Factory's "touring laboratory of sound" debuts at Serpentine Summer Party

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Last night saw the launch of The Fun Palace: an interactive audio-visual box with guest DJs playing vinyl-only sets under a disco mirrorball.

The Serpentine’s Summer Party provided the perfect setting for the unveiling of The Vinyl Factory’s new “touring laboratory of sound”. Created for “dancing, performance art and partying”, the intimate space provided an audio-visual show for 20 dancers at a time – with DJs Optimo and Lou Hayter playing disco classics and dancefloor edits to a crowd including the likes of Jeremy Deller, Alexa Chung, Christian Marclay, Edie Campbell, Nick Rhodes, Haroon Mirza, Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper.

The Serpentine’s star-studded summer party also saw Pharrell Williams play a 30-minute live set with backing singers and dancers dressed in white suits with Damien Hirst-inspired spots.

The event, which took place on July 1, also ushered in a new partnership between The Vinyl Factory and the Serpentine Galleries, which will see the release this summer of limited vinyl editions by artists Marina Abramović and Ed Atkins.

Check out photos from the event below and keep your eyes peeled for more on The Fun Palace in the near future.


Photo credit: Lou Hayter / Instagram


Photo credit: Pharrell Williams / Instagram


Photo credit: Marco Walker


Photo credit: Marco Walker


Photo credit: Marco Walker


Photo credit: Marco Walker


Photo credit: Marco Walker


Photo credit: Marco Walker


Photo credit: Serpentine Galleries



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