Sound systems such as Spiral Tribe quit Britain for Europe. Seana went with them. She lived this travelling life, kept a diary, took the pictures and then, for near on two decades, kept it under wraps. Until now. Now, in this age of sharing everything… something rarely seen.
SPIRALLED is a personal visual history of the fuck-the-system sound system movement of truck and caravan convoys that criss-crossed Europe staging free festivals, raves and largely peaceful parties in open fields and disused industrial buildings. An alternative lifestyle book, an exteriors book, a photobook that documents a great and largely lost freedom. In 2020, it looks like a freedom from phones, social media and zoom calls. And, of course, a freedom of movement. An expansion of time to experience and learn from travel, meeting people, dancing.
“I was lucky to have been part of a scene which gave me feelings of pure freedom and a true sense of community, which I have never experienced again. Nothing tied us down. We travelled light. We were free to roam between borders. We lived with minimal funds and shared what we had. Spiralled is a document that celebrates all of this while taking you on the winding journey through a decade of my life” Seana Gavin on Spiralled
Facts about the book:
Softcover with wraparound poster
29cm x 24cm, 192 pages
Designed by Kate Rogers and Luke Powell
Introduction: Seana Gavin
Foreword: Roderick Stanley