Hollow Earth: Alex Turvey at KK Outlet

Alex Turvey’s immersive eight-minute film showing at KK Outlet in east London takes you beyond the city and into a headspinning landscape of colour and sound

Alex Turvey’s immersive eight-minute film showing at KK Outlet in east London takes you beyond the city and into a headspinning landscape of colour and sound…

Created to accompany the live shows of Blanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power, one half of fuzzy noiseniks Fuck Buttons), Turvey’s new films centre around a series of spinning reflective forms. What looks like a leaping deer at one point, a weirdly drippy arm the next hold centre and project out of landscapes of various blobby masses.

Here’s his trailer for the show:

Despite a penchant for the psychedelic, Turvey’s style is hard to pin down as he has, among other things, directed surrealist music videos for Zulu Winter (see below) and We Have Band; designed the set, masks and a mirrored dress for a Shakira SEAT spot; put together installations for Levi’s and Nike stores; while bashing out a rather fine badge logo for Cooper Bikes. And he’s made a proper kite.

But Hollow Earth focuses on the visuals he created for Blanck Mass’s recent live foray and a right psychedelic trip they are too. Prints of some of the imagery created in the making of the films are also on display (and for sale) at the gallery.

When I went along the BM soundtrack wasn’t loud enough to get anywhere near the live experience – but then there is just a single small door separating this netherworld from the calm of the KK gallery and shop. So get along before May 27. (And ask them to turn it up, just for you.)

Hollow Earth is at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB, details at kkoutlet.com. More of Turvey’s work is at alexturvey.com.


CR for the iPad
Read in-depth features and analysis plus exclusive iPad-only content in the Creative Review iPad App. Longer, more in-depth features than we run on the blog, portfolios of great, full-screen images and hi-res video. If the blog is about news, comment and debate, the iPad is about inspiration, viewing and reading. As well as providing exclusive, iPad-only content, the app will also update with new content throughout each month. Try a free sample issue here

CR in Print
The May issue of Creative Review is the biggest in our 32-year history, with over 200 pages of great content. This speial double issue contains all the selected work for this year’s Annual, our juried showcase of the finest work of the past 12 months. In addition, the May issue contains features on the enduring appeal of John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, a fantastic interview with the irrepressible George Lois, Rick Poynor on the V&A’s British Design show, a preview of the controversial new Stedelijk Museum identity and a report from Flatstock, the US gig poster festival. Plus, in Monograph this month, TwoPoints.net show our subcribers around the pick of Barcelona’s creative scene.

If you would like to buy this issue and are based in the UK, you can search for your nearest stockist here. Based outside the UK? Simply call +44(0)207 292 3703 to find your nearest stockist. Better yet, subscribe to CR for a year here and save yourself almost 30% on the printed magazine.

What's the story?

The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town

Buy the issue

The Annual 2018

The Creative Review Annual is one of the most
respected and trusted awards for the creative
industry. We celebrate the best creative work from
the past year, those who create it and commission it.

Enter now


South East London - Competitive


London - £35,000 - £40,000


Birmingham - Salary £30-£35k


Leeds, West Yorkshire - £20,000 - 30,000