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Artists Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe conjure alternative universes

Step inside London’s Marlborough Gallery, and you’ll encounter a series of bizarre and pseudo-futuristic worlds that boggle the mind and disorientate the senses.

American artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have unleashed the latest instalment of their fictional San San Universe, where a telecommunication network for an unhinged wellness programme called ‘The Smile’ connects 11 dystopian, fantastical and downright surreal rooms.

Freeman and Lowe, ‘Room 3 – The Mansion’, Colony Sound Installation view, Marlborough London. Photography: Luke Walker

Among them is a half-incinerated recording studio; a copper-lined vault designed to block electromagnetic radiation signals; a ‘quilted’ 1970s living room; and a telecommunications retail store.

The exhibition, dubbed Colony Sound, is accompanied by a soundtrack from Elizabeth Hart and Iván Lee with Lee Scratch Perry and runs throughout Frieze London until October 2019. Take a closer look.

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Freeman and Lowe, ‘Room 4 – Mycotecture’, Colony Sound Installation view, Marlborough London. Photography: Luke Walker
Freeman and Lowe, ‘Room 5 – Radio Shield’, Colony Sound Installation view, Marlborough London. Photography: Luke Walker
Freeman and Lowe, ‘Room 3 – The Mansion’, Colony Sound Installation view, Marlborough London. Photography: Luke Walker
Freeman and Lowe, ‘Room 3 – The Mansion’, Colony Sound Installation view, Marlborough London. Photography: Luke Walker

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