During the intense London art marathon during Frieze Art Fair, Lazarides partnered with the Old Vic Tunnels to recreate Dante’s Inferno vision, entitled Hell Half’s Acre.
Between 12 and 17 October, 700 daily visitors were invited to explore the pop up installation within the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station.
Contributing artists are Conor Harrington, Vhils, George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Doug Foster, Todd James, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, Ian Francis, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Zak Ové, David Choe and more.
On the entrance we are faced with murals by David Choe, followed by a video installation of a barking pitbull.
Past this stage we are surrounded by sculptures by Zac Ove
In the dark tunnels, viewers get mixed tense emotions watching Mark Jenkins humanoid chrysalis as if they were just part of a sci-fi movie.
In the middle of the darkness, a glowing sunshine disco ball acts as magnet to the crowd, On closer inspection the ball is full of hypodermic needles with apparely poisonous radiating green liquid, courtesy of Paul Insect.
Antony Micallef excells at depicting his vision of hell with his sculptures and charcoal paintings.
The large scale of the installations provides a variety and intensity of emotions to the spectators, who are totally disoriented and then walk through foggy clouds and rainbow ( by Paul Insect) to reach the other side…
View the full set of pictures HERE