Dave Allen, Canon to the Hammer of the Gods, Exhibition view, Secession 2008, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Dave Allen

Canon to the Hammer of the Gods

April 26 – June 22, 2008

Dave Allen’s artistic practice is characterized by a strong interest in music. In the early 1990s he took a keen interest in the collective experience of pop and rock and their function in establishing identity within youth culture. More recently he has been working more and more with compositions of contemporary experimental music. In his transformations and translations into video installations, performances, drawings, sound installations, and works for radio, methods of textualization and communicative processes in general are significant.


Dave Allen, born in Glasgow in 1963, lives and works in Stockholm.