|David Tibet & Steven Stapleton
Horse Hospital, London, April 8 - May 4 2002
In 2002 the Chamber of Pop Culture at the Horse Hospital presented the inaugural art exhibition of David Tibet (Current 93) and Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound). We recently came across some photographs that we took when we visited the exhibition, we present them here as an archive piece to commemorate the exhibition together with the promotional postcard and a download of the exhibition guide.
"The Chamber of Pop Culture is proud to present the world premiere exhibition of the artworks of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton.
Forging a mutual artistic bond in 1983 lasting to the present day. Tibet and Stapleton create coherent yet separate visions, in turns destructive and beautiful; demonic and childlike.
World renowned as recording artists Current 93 and Nurse With Wound, Tibet and Stapleton initially grew as seminal lights of the UK post-punk experimental and underground scene, to latter production of huge swathes of musically apocalyptic folkscapes and surreal visions of unsellable pop music.
This inaugural exhibition, with two new site-specific sound installations by the artists, displays both new and old 2D and 3D works, including original album cover art: comprising a selection from a vast twenty year body of work of paper and in sound." - Horse Hospital exhibition invite
Released to accompany the exhibition was the double CD Music For The Horse Hospital / Sounds From The Horse Hospital featuring the site-specific sound installations by Current Ninety Three / Nurse With Wound.
Promotional postcard for David Tibet & Steven Stapleton exhibition (front and back)
Left wall: Including In Menstrual Night (1983), Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella (1979)
Front: Including Lashtal, Alice The Goon (1987), Astral Disaster - artwork for Coil (1998)
Dirty Rat (A Portrait of James Cagney), Chicken assemblage (1995)
Top row including Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch'cock One), Mute Bell Extinction Process (Angry Eelectric Finger 3)
Below row including Ostranenie 1913 - front (1981), Ostranenie 1913 - back (1981), Gyllenskold (1986), Thunder Perfect Mind (1990), Man With The Woman Face (2001), Psilotripitaka (1988), Sugar Fish Drink (1987)
Driftwood Chair (1992), Dirty Rat (A Portrait of James Cagney) (1995), A Portrait of Balance (2002)
Including Veil Rat Rainbow (2003), Mary Mother of God - cover of Angry Eelectric Finger 1 - Tape Monkey Mooch (2002)
Dirty Rat (A Portrait of James Cagney) (1995), A Portrait of Balance (2002)
Including cover of Angry Eelectric Finger 2 - Paraparaparallelogrammatica, Veil Rat Rainbow (2003), Mary Mother of God - cover of Angry Eelectric Finger 1 - Tape Monkey Mooch (2002)
Including To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl (1980), In Menstrual Night (1983), Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella (1979)
Astral Disaster - original artwork for Coil (1998)
Love's Secret Domain - original artwork for the Coil album (1991)
Including Cats Drunk On Copper (2000), Cats Giving Birth (2001), The Signs In The Stars (2000)
Miscellaneous David Tibet artwork
Including Emblems (1995), Satan Commands Judas To Betray Christ (1998)
Download exhibition guide as PDF with full listings and details for David Tibet and Steven Stapleton at the Horse Hospital
Thanks to Jan Bauer for permission to use his Love's Secret Domain photograph
Tibet and Stapleton at the Horse Hospital
David Tibet artwork and music
Steven Stapleton artwork and music