Electric Histories
In collaboration with Printworks London and Resident Advisor

Victoria & Albert Museum
30 November 2018 

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Taking over three rooms in the Victoria & Albert Museum for their Friday Late: Rising celebrating young people, we explored 30 years of electronic music in youth and subcultures with Printworks London and Resident Advisor. 

Delving through the archive, YOUTH CLUB’s room include an analogue slide exhibition, drop-in zine making workshop and pop-up talks from key figures in electronic music and photography. Peter Walsh discussed his time engrossed in the 1988/89 Summer of Love, Madchester and The Haçienda, whilst Georgina Cook (Drumz of the South) who photographed the early days of Dubstep and Plastic People.
 
Inviting London's ground-breaking new music venue Printworks London to present a listening session showcasing the future of electronic music. This intimate listening experience featured Chloe Frieda (NTS / Alien Jams) and Flora Yin-Wong (PAN), as the venue stepped outside of the now iconic Press Halls for the first time.

Established in 2001, Resident Advisor is an online music magazine and community platform dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe. Bringing some of their incredible video content to the V&A, they showcased a selection of short-films exploring the world of electronic music, from personal stories to the evolution of genres: ORIGINS: Martyn; Circle Of Live; Why Drexciya took Detroit electro underwater and How did UK garage become dubstep?