Last week saw the STOA team hit up an extremely cool hidden gem in London’s Waterloo district. The House of Vans space – nestled under Waterloo station, is home to a indoor skate park, cinema room, 2 bars and multiple event spaces, including a large stage for seriously dope underground raves. Having hosted VICE’s 15th Birthday party on the Tuesday, we were back to hit up the Chroma event on the Wednesday, an art installation by the award winning design and creative collective Studio PSK which explores our relationship with colour, light and perception.
The entire installation uses the same shades of red, green and blue to create a dramatic ‘stop-frame’ animation effect, which appears to make everything move around you. Even the giant ball-pit (a personal favourite of ours!) you can dive into, appears to animate under the lights and deeply entrancing music. Entering the entire installation feels like you are being transported to another world filled with light and colour – clearly embracing a new age of ‘phygital’ art which combines elements you can really touch and feel.
With live music, tasty drinks and of course the adult-sized ball pit, the House of Vans Presents Chroma event is not one to be missed. It’s on until December 17th, so get down while you can.