Just Cruisin'

Auto Couture: Responding to the rides in a North London car customisation showroom

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Gery Georgieva - Mixtape
Georgieva - Auto Couture Mixtape

Rolling with the tagline: "If you can imagine it, we can make it", six artists as part of a London group show entitled 'Auto Couture', features Gery Georgieva, Josephine Callaghan, Yves Scherer, Dazed's own Susanna Davies-Crook, Mikey Gilles and Stefania Batoeva, and writers Orlando Whitfield and Helen Kaplinsky presented a collaborative response to a London car customisation showroom on North London's Finchley Road. A tiny slideshow from a family road trip hovers above Quincy-Abexie’s sleek black Bentley GT parked on the gloss-tiled forecourt behind the glass shop front, whilst heavy bass lines from their specially-curated mixtape booms out of the open car doors:

"Luci is wearing a custom dye sublimation print swimsuit as she pours Champagne over a pyramid of glasses. A fountain spurts away on a blue screen at the manager’s desk. The afterparty at Tutto Bene is advertised by a tatty flyer pinned under the car’s windscreen wiper. Upstairs in the merch room, Hari from Formula 1 presents their £8k Opus book alongside branded Auto Couture towels and mixtape CDs. The bass seeps upwards through a one-way mirror."

AUTO COUTURE MIXTAPE TRACKLIST:
1. C. Burman - Set You (Lambo mix)
2. Patchfinder - Auto Couture (test drive)
3. DJ City - Subaru Nights
4. Michael O'Mahony - Casio Instrumental
5. Enchante & Vera Modena
6. Clemence de la Tour du pin - Interoperaters by VBANK (Jennifer Scherer Face the Sun remix)
7. Brood Ma - Torque: Turbo Rotary w/ Headers Version

Photos by Stella Asia Consonni

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