London artists on fiction and reality

14 October 2014 - 4 January 2015

MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today. These artists seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

Concrete gown for immaterial flows: performances

At intervals during MIRRORCITY Pil and Galia Kollectiv's installation Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows becomes a stage for a series of musical performances programmed by the artists. 


Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows (2014) takes its title from a line in a Zionist song, in which pioneers promise to clothe the motherland in ‘a gown of concrete and cement’. Unlike the nation state, capitalism is seldom celebrated like this, and as the artists point out, is more often than not disguised as 'nature'. In Pil and Galia's sculpture capitalism's virtual, immaterial financial flows are captured in a monumental display, making the ruling ideology of our day present and visible. 


All of the performances will be recorded. They will be available to listen to, following the events, on the headphones accompanying the MIRRORCITY installation. 


Date & Time


Thursday 16 October

From 7pm

Brighton punk duo Peepholes.


Thursday 13 November 

From 7.30pm     

The Rebel, aka Ben Wallers.


Saturday 13 December 

From 5pm

Experimental electronic artist Holger Hiller.          



Hayward Gallery



Free with same-day exhibition ticket.


Buy a ticket for MIRRORCITY here.

Schwerbelastungskörper playing live as part of Concrete Gown for Immaterial Flows, MIRRORCITY at Hayward Gallery, 2014. Photo: Roger Wooldridge.