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Samples of Society – Exhibition & Scented Cinema

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HOXTON 253 art project space

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It all began with a few words: “I had a dream about you. You’re going to make a movie about me.”

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Exhibition launch night / Tuesday 16th July 6-9pm

Exhibition open / 17th – 23rd July 12-8pm / Free Admission

Screening of Samples of Society and #DoSomethingForNothing films followed by a panel discussion / 18th, 19th, 20th July / Doors open at 6pm / Screening starts at 6.30pm

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“I had a dream about you. You’re going to make a movie about me.”

This is what Tachowa, a man who lived inside an old water tank on the outskirts of LA said to Hal Samples, photographer and videographer from Dallas - and he was right.

When Banksy tagged the exterior of the tank, Tachowa’s home suddenly became a desirable art object. “It was already a piece of art, long before it was called a piece of art by people who saw what Banksy did” said Dylan Hollingsworth, a friend of Hal’s who was involved in Tachowa’s journey. “We hoped that others would see the beauty or magic in it ⁃ sustainable living, urban survival, beautiful painting…”

Join us for a week-long exhibition with three nights of scented cinema, screening Samples of Society.

Samples of Society is an exhibition showcasing documentary photography and the first feature length film by Hal Samples which will be touring in in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Tokyo and beyond after the screening at HOXTON 253.

The film is a Gorilla Arthouse (LUSH) production and the scents were specifically created for this movie by Simon Constantine, Head Perfurmer of LUSH.

Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dallas based Film Director Hal Samples and other special guests including Joshua Coombes founder of #DoSomethingForNothing movement, Charlie Wright founding director of Hopeful Traders, Simon Constantine Head Perfurmer of LUSH, and more.

For the occasion we also teamed up with Light & Noise, a #DoSomethingForNothing art show by duo Joshua Coombes and Jamie Morrison. The Do Something For Nothing movement began 5 years ago when Joshua Coombes, a London-based hairstylist, started offering free haircuts to men and women living on the streets and then sharing their stories.

Light & Noise has been previously showcased in London, Manchester, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin for one night events and now it is back to London for the one week long exhibition also featuring the Do Something for Nothing short films made in collaboration with Hal.

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Panel discussion line-up:

Thursday 18th - Panel discussion with Hal Samples Film Director, Simon Constantine Head Perfumer of LUSH, Joshua Coombes Hairstylist and #dosomethingfornothing Founder

Friday 19th July - Discussion with Hal Samples Film Director, Charlie Wright Founding Director of Hopeful Traders and other special guests

Saturday 20th July – Discussion with Hal Samples Film Director, and other special guests

Through the exhibition and discussions, we aim to question different aspects of homelessness, the means of property and sharing as well as the twisted nature of the art market.

Artworks will be for sale, part of the profit will be donated to charities supporting people living on the streets, another part will be supporting other various HOXTON 253 non-profit projects about climate change, sustainability, mental health and human rights.

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