The Junkyard of God is a godsend for the people of Walthamstow. If you are too lazy to travel outside of E17, this rainbow-colored neon-sign grotto can be used to coax friends into your area. Located in an industrial area next to the Pillars Brewery, God Own is a mix of shop, café and neon museum. The space is run by the Bracey family, who can easily charge visitors to enter, but instead allow people to roam freely, taking photos that make them look like they’ve just entered a poster for a Nicholas Winding Refn movie.
Unfortunately, the sheer amount of neon lights in the exhibit means people tend to wander around without even knowing the story behind some of these signs. A new exhibit at Leadenhall Market hopes to change that. In Electric City, God’s Dump will cover the market in cinematic neon for an exhibition showcasing its 40-year impact on the film industry.
Ownership of God began as Electro Signs, founded by Welsh miner Richard Bracey in 1952, but was intercepted by his son, the late Chris Bracey, a neon artist who continued to create glowing sets for Mona Lisa. ” Blade Runner and The Dark Knight. Excerpts from all of these films can be seen in Electric City, but the exhibition will focus on Bracey’s contributions to Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, in which the artist recreates portions of Greenwich Village inside Pinewood Studios for Kubrick’s neon lights. heavy street scenes.
God’s own junkyard is now run by Chris’s sons, Marcus and Matthew, as well as his wife Linda, who says: “We spent about 40 years working on film sets, there are many objects and anecdotes that have not seen daylight … we thought it was it would be interesting to see the work we have done helping to create cities in cinema. ” As part of Electric City, Bracey will create a kind of Kubrick vignette at Leadenhall Market, in a neon and sign installation from the original Eyes Wide Shut set.
Because God’s Own Archive is so huge, it will remain open at Walthamstow during the Leadenhall exhibition, with the exception of a few film-related signs. Unlike the “storage location”, the exhibits of the “Electric City” are not put up for sale, but if you do not hope to go bankrupt due to XXX Videos sign it power shared a snapshot with Tom Cruise, this is probably for the best.
Electric City will operate at Leadenhall Market from May 26th to mid-July. Find out more here.
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