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LDF 2019- Disco Carbonara & Idiosincratico


Coal Drops Yard,
Stable St,
London, N1C 4DQ

Samsung KX
Coal Drops Yard
King's Cross,
London, N1C 4DQ

September 14, 2019 - September 26, 2019
Hours: Mon Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun 11:00-18:00

Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross will be home to a Festival Commission by Martino Gamper. This one-off site specific installation is a playful temporary addition to the King’s Cross architecture, a false facade with traditional cladding from the Italian Alps.

Inspired by the concept of a Potemkin village- a construction built to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than it really is. The term comes from stories of a fake portable village built to impress Empress Catherine II by her lover Grigory Potemkin during her journey to Crimea in 1787.

Gamper’s concept is designed as a gateway to Coal Drop’s Yard, with an archway creating a new entrance for visitors to walk through. The temporary structure will have a low environmental impact, with all materials as waste products, recycled or later repurposed.

With thanks to ALPI Wood, Italy.