Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated second annual celebration of creative and cultural prowess, The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series, titled ‘ROOMS’, with FKA twigs.
The project will launch with a private view on Wednesday 26th October 2016. Tickets will be available to purchase for the 27th and 28th October, starting at £30.
Performance art, set design, theatre, costume and dance collide for ROOMS, an original new performance and installation work written, directed and curated by FKA twigs for the Veuve Clicquot Widow Series. Told by a cast of 30 and set in a 12 room installation, twigs’ story follows the journey of DIAMAS in search of her spiritual and zodiac home. The installation has been created by a group of 12 artists, each creating zodiac worlds immersing the audience in every emotional trait, dance, song and horror of the human emotion.
The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series (with Veuve meaning Widow in French) pays homage to the revolutionary founder of the house, Madame Clicquot, who was famously widowed in October 1805. A trailblazer of her time, she single-handedly took on her late husband’s champagne business, and went on to pioneer several industry innovations whilst demonstrating her unparalleled creative prowess. This annual event is also a nod to freedom of expression around Halloween to celebrate the arts and creative community worldwide, this year marking 150 years since Madame Clicquot’s death.
Many of Madame Clicquot’s defining attributes as a figure of female strength and innovation are reflected in FKA twigs work and aesthetic, making for the perfect partnership.
In line with Veuve Clicquot’s continual fostering of partnerships with creative luminaries to produce the ultimate Halloween experience, global management agency Streeters will be bringing the event to life through their roster of set designers.
Globally renowned creatives involved comprise of Gary Card, who’s work includes the infamous robotic Christmas tree made from car parts in 2012 and his elaborate headpieces for Lady Gaga, as well as one of the most inspirational contemporary beauty artists at the moment, Isamaya Ffrench. David White, the iconic set designer whose recent work includes the celebrated Calvin Klein S/S 16 campaign is also creating a room as is Andrea Cellerino, the Italian set designer who has been working for over a decade with the world’s leading fashion brands. Other names involved are Alexander Bock, Andrea Stanley, Andrew Tomlinson, Emma Roach, Gerard Santos, Jean Michel Bertin, Miguel Bento Andy Hillman and the Theo Adams Company.
David White says of his involvement “I’m very excited to be working with Veuve Clicquot on their Widow Series ‘ROOMS’ as it provides such an open and interesting platform with creativity at its heart. Introducing an innovative artist such as FKA twigs to the mix deepens and broadens an already rich collaboration with endless exciting possibilities.”
FKA twigs says of the partnership: “There aren’t always opportunities to make your wildest creative ideas a reality, this is one of my most ambitious projects to date so I’m very excited to be bringing it to life for the Veuve Clicquot Widow Series.”
On the 27th and 28th October, members of the public can attend
The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series, ‘ROOMS’ by FKA twigs
Tickets will go on sale at 3pm on Monday 10th October 2016
For more information and to register your interest: www.veuveclicquotwidowseries.co.uk