Coventry City of Culture Trust has revealed the location for an immersive multi-media exhibition exploring the pioneering role Coventry played in house music.

House is a Feeling will take place from 11-28 November in part of the former IKEA building. Owned by Coventry City Council, the building is being used for a number of innovative, interim uses ahead of it being transformed into a collections centre of national and international standing.

House is a Feeling is a chronological exploration of a music and cultural-revolution in Coventry from 1985 to 1993. This multi-sensory exhibition gives insight into a city before, during and after the arrival of house music and ecstasy and into the experiences of those involved.

The exhibition explores the impact and legacy of electronic dance music and emerging youth cultures at a time of heightened social injustice, racism and violence, culminating in a musical and social revolution that put Coventry on the map.

The city was one of the epicentres of a new youth cultural expression in the UK and witnessed the birth of its first legal events orchestrated by Amnesia House and The Eclipse Nightclub, the first sanctioned all-night 24-hour club in the UK.

Presented through a series of corridors and curated themed rooms, the exhibition includes transformational theatre; audio documentaries; artist moving image and laser projections. With uncensored accounts tracking the journey of Coventry’s place as the pioneer of this global movement and multi-billion-pound industry, creating a blueprint that was copied world-wide.

The work includes contemporary visual interpretations of the underground drug culture and captures significant historical moments covering themes of racism and city centre violence featuring local people telling untold stories of their experience.

House is a Feeling was commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust in partnership with Coventry City Council.

Friday 12 November and Friday 26 November will be ‘Live Fridays’ where visitors can take in the exhibition and experience live performance elements.

On Wednesday 24 November there will be a specially commissioned Deaf Rave event from 5pm until 8pm. Rinkoo Barpaga will be the BSL tour guide of the space that uses film, lighting and dry ice to recreate and comment on rave culture.

House is a Feeling contains content that some audiences may find distressing including real life accounts of racism, violence and drug use. Guideline Audience Age Range: 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Pictures - Eclipse Club, Coventry 1991 – credit Tony Davis

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