Thomas Kilpper and Strom Thorgerson

London's Pump House Gallery is hosting a discussion with German artist Thomas Kilpper and Storm Thorgerson, moderated by artist/writer Edgar Schmitz on Thursday October 19, 2006.

They will talk about Kilpper’s current project Pigisback at the Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, and the project’s reference to the making of the cover for Pink Floyd’s seminal ‘Animals’ LP, which involved a giant inflatable pig flying above Battersea Power Station. Attendees will have an opportunity to visit the show before the talk.

The Pump House Gallery commissioned Kilpper to develop a site-responsive project in and outside of the gallery. Focusing on the diverse history of Battersea Park and Battersea Power Station, the Pigisback project includes an organic vegetable allotment in the gallery grounds, a kitchen inside the gallery to cook the harvest, a giant pig sculpture made using trees cut down in the park, a series of photographic collages, video work and a sound track fusing Pink Floyd with popular 1940’s wartime songs.

Internationally acclaimed artist Thomas Kilpper has developed a number of high-profile projects including The Ring, Orbit House, London in association with South London Gallery; The Jenin Horse, Jenin, Palestine and has work in public collections including Tate, London and Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt Main.

Storm Thorgerson is a graphic artist and designer of many Pink Floyd album covers including ‘Animals’ and ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. He directed the legendary ‘Animals’ photo shoot.

This event is free but the gallery recommends reserving a place.
Thursday 19 October 2006 6.30 – 9.00pm Talk starts at 7.00pm
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
020 7350 0523
[email protected]

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