Established in 2001, The Vinyl Factory Group encompasses a record label, vinyl pressing plant, the record shop Phonica and music magazine FACT, in addition to all of its visual arts activities. These include new arts commissions, exhibitions and collaborations between musicians and contemporary artists.
The Vinyl Factory record label releases limited editions made in collaboration with musicians and artists, accompanied by events and performances. Releases to date include: Daft Punk, Christian Marclay, Massive Attack, Eddie Peake, Roisin Murphy, Dinos Chapman, Florence + the Machine, Maurizio Cattalan, Pet Shop Boys, Martin Creed, Bryan Ferry, Giorgio Moroder and The xx.
The Vinyl Factory curates a site-specific program of audio-visual experiences at spaces including The Store Studios, 180 The Strand and Brewer Street Car Park. These have included The Infinite Mix as well as the UK premieres of Ragnar Kjartannson’s The Visitors, Ryoji Ikeda’ssupersymmetry, Carsten Nicolai’s unicolor and Richard Mosse’s The Enclave.
The Vinyl Factory also works in partnership with leading art organisations including the Venice Biennale, Hayward Gallery, Barbican, Art Basel Miami and the Serpentine. Key projects include The Infinite Mix at The Store Studios, Jeremy Deller’s English Magic for the British Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale of Art, Christian Marclay’s major show at White Cube Bermondsey and the staging of American multi-media artist Doug Aitken’s Station to Station at the Barbican.