On 29th August the LLSB campaign team spent an evening at the launch of Marc Vallee’s zine ‘Number Four’ at the Doomed Gallery in Dalston. The zine features people and images that interest the photographer, making particular reference to the skateboard community and the Long Live Southbank campaign.
We joined Marc for the packed out opening night with our usual campaign stand of t-shirts, info and membership forms, glad for the opportunity to meet new supporters and engage with people about how they can get involved.
Marc’s work focuses on issues such as the privatisation and creative use of public space and youth subcultures. In a recent interview with WUWO he explains his interest in the Undercroft; “What intrigues me is that both the skateboarder and graffiti writer can take a dead or unused space and reinterpret it. Bring it alive. Which brings us back to the Southbank and why it should not be destroyed.” Through his photography and support of the campaign Marc has managed to capture this curiosity and interpret it for new audiences.
Large scale prints of images featuring the LLSB campaign were available, as well as limited edition copies of the zine. Following the success of the event, the Doomed Gallery will be opening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening to continue showing the prints, campaign stand and zines.
24 pages, A5, printed and stapled
Published by Marc Vallée
First Edition 2013
Edition of 50
Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée
Doomed Gallery, 69 Ridley Road, Dalston
Opening hours this weekend:
Friday – 6pm-9pm
Sat and Sunday – 3pm – 9pm