“No one can win against kipple…”

Join us in the quest to collect kipple, and be part of an ambitious, large-scale artwork for the London Design Festival 2014.

Photographer Dan Tobin Smith wants your help to collect and donate objects to become part of his exhibition The First Law of Kipple. It’s inspired by Science Fiction writer Philip K Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (later adapted as the film Blade Runner).

The book describes the fictional concept of ‘kipple’  — all the useless, used-up or pointless stuff that we humans collect around ourselves.

Tobin Smith’s installation will fill an entire floor and mezzanine of his studio with kipple, carpeting 200-square-metres with a dense, precise, chromatically-themed arrangement of thousands of objects. The installation will be open to visitors throughout the London Design Festival.

Donate your kipple and be part of this remarkable feat.

The exhibition 'The First Law of Kipple' will be held at Dan Tobin Smith Studio, 52c Whitmore Road, London N1 5QG from 13 - 21 September 2014. Free entry.



Funthyme Dining & Events will be curating  a dinner exploring how the concept of kipple infiltrates the food we eat and how we eat.  Diners will be fully immersed into the work as the meal will take place in the midst of the installation. A bespoke cocktail will be invented by Tony Conigliaro of 69 Colebrroke Row. Wine will be supplied by Guillaume Aubert of Aubert and Mascoli.

A very limited number of tickets are available to buy from www.funthyme.com/supperclubs/the-first-law-of-kipple


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