Sunday, 18 October 2015

All Kinds of Iridescent Everything

When I first heard about the SelgasCano installation at the Serpentine Pavilion, I believe my initial reaction was to fall to my knees, raise my hands to the air and cry out 'my aestheticcccc!' A holographic tunnel complete with ribbons that lights up? That LIGHTS UP? I imagine this is what my insides look like, it's like they climbed into my brain and made the contents into art (sounds pretentious, definitely is, I imagine my inside are as fleshy as anybody else's). It is, at the very least, a perfect depiction of my imagined fairy kingdom where I would inevitably reign with an iron will of misandry and compulsory brightly coloured outfits for all. unif serpentine 1
Jumper - Unif (sadly out of stock in the UK, but check Depop and Ebay)!
Leggings - Asos
Shoes - Nike via Asos (from ages ago)

In preparation for this highly emotional journey into my aesthetic tunnel, I scoured my wardrobe - what could I possibly wear that would be the perfect complement to my iridescent surroundings? I'd just bought this Unif jumper a few weeks ago from Selfridges, and it pretty much matches all the colours in the tunnel! I don't know if you can see me but I'm actually in the above photo, just camouflaged, like a blogger chameleon.
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The installation was dreamt up by the Spanish architects SelgasCano because they wanted to allow the public to experience architecture with simple elements such as transparency, shadows, lightness and form. It was also partially inspired by the twists and turns of the tunnels inside the London underground. The experience of being inside the installation was truly unique, as if we had all entered and were about to be led to some other world in outer space. At the very least, it was a brilliant photo opportunity, with almost everyone whacking their cameras out and helping people around them take great photos too - a very collaborative atmosphere!
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Laila came along to help me take my outfit photos accompany me in artistic appreciation. She also turned up wearing a Christmas jumper with an ice cream on which may actually be the best thing I have ever seen. I didn't take any photos but I imagine she'll have a post up about the experience soon!
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unif serpentine collage
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The bad news is that the exhibition closes this weekend so you've pretty much missed your chance to see it, although I've heard that it's now moving across to Los Angeles. It was undoubtedly my favourite exhibition that I've seen recently (and last time I was at this gallery I waited 3 hours to get put to bed in Marina Abramovic's exhibition, so no pressure Serpentine).

Credit to Laila and a lovely Irish woman with a ridiculously nice camera for taking the pictures!



  1. I am in love with your jumper and that holographic tunnel looks super cool!

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  2. That is amazing! I would love to see it: I'd take a ridiculous amount of photos - it's Instagram gold! Love that you dressed to match your surroundings!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer

  3. Looks like such a magical location, sad I missed it! Your outfit is just perfect too, I'm obsessed <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  4. Modern day Alice in wonderland. I'd love to visit this place some day. Though before I do that I must buy me a sweater just like yours. It's marvelous!!! Hope I''ll manage to find one in UK as well. Anyways, great post Belphoebe :)

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  5. Wow, the pictures are so amazing!

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