The Lock-In
Barbican Public Spaces, July 2022

Stanley Schtinter’s Lock-In never ends.

Consisting entirely of pub footage from the British soap opera ‘EastEnders’, it is endless inasmuch as its source is endless and its makers living. It never leaves the Queen Vic pub.

In June 2022, The Lock-In toured the real pubs of London's East End. Each venue screened a different year in a day (from the programme’s launch in 1985 until 1995), with an average screening duration of ten hours. Attendance was free for drinkers. In July 2022, The Lock-In took residency in the Barbican’s public spaces, presenting visitors with a Brutalist perma-pub. 

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