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Britain Creates 2012: Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk

25/07/2012

Britain Creates 2012, an initiative prompted by the British Fashion Council and The Vinyl Factory, brings together leading designers and artists across various disciplines. Among those who are taking part in the project are Mary Katrantzou with Mark Titchner, Giles Deacon with Jeremy Deller, and Hussein Chalayan MBE with Gavin Turk. Turk and Chalayan collaborated and produced a song, 'Four Minute Mile', which takes it's name from Roger Bannister’s record breaking speed, and begins with the sound of running feet - a nod towards the fast approaching Olympic games. Overlapping the bass beat, Turk’s and Chalayan's voices echo a conversation the two designers had about identity, authorship and authenticity.

 

Jack Smylie

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