In photos: Ruin – an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

A collaboration between Ben Kelly – who was behind the legendary Manchester nightclub Hacienda – and architectural designer Virgil Abloh, Ruin is a large-scale installation that recreates a mythical abandoned nightclub.

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

With disco and electro music thumping out from the big Funktion One soundsystem, visitors are invited to walk around what looks like a squatted, post-nuclear upmarket New York nightclub.

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

A giant mirrorball appears to have broken loose of its housing and crashed into the dancefloor below, gouging out a trail of destruction in the flooring.

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

Wires, cables and plug sockets can be seen rolled up into a tangled ball.

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

The dancefloor appears to have folded up on itself.

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

Here’s more photos of the installation. Scroll down for address and opening hours.

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

 

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

In photos: Ruin - an abandoned imaginary disco nightclub in the Store Studios, London, November 2017

Details

Virgil Abloh + Ben Kelly’s Ruin
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm-7pm, and Sundays 12pm-6pm
Location: Store Studios, 180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA, and is accessible from the entrance on Surrey Street.
Admission: Free