In photos: Ruin – an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London

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In photos: Ruin – an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London

A collaboration between Ben Kelly – who was behind the legendary Manchester nightclub Hacienda – and architectural designer Virgil Abloh, Ruin is a large-scale installation that recreates a mythical abandoned nightclub.

With disco and electro music thumping out from the big Funktion One soundsystem, visitors are invited to walk around what looks like a squatted, post-nuclear upmarket New York nightclub.

A giant mirrorball appears to have broken loose of its housing and crashed into the dancefloor below, gouging out a trail of destruction in the flooring.

Wires, cables and plug sockets can be seen rolled up into a tangled ball.

The dancefloor appears to have folded up on itself.

Here’s more photos of the installation. Scroll down for address and opening hours.

Details

Virgil Abloh + Ben Kelly’s Ruin
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-7pm, and Sundays 12pm-6pm
Location: Store Studios, 180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA, and is accessible from the entrance on Surrey Street.
Admission: Free

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