The visual art practice of Test Dept

Contesting class, gender and national identity:
The visual art practice of Test Dept.


Test Dept BIM Fest

TD Live in Poland

Test Dept @ SoundEdit Festival

Postponement of the TD Albany show on May 6 until Oct 29

Due to a family tragedy within the group it is with very much regret and a deep sadness that we have to announce the postponement of the Test Dept London show which was due to be presented at The Albany on May 6 2022.

We are looking to present a new project to our London audience at The Albany later in the year on Oct 29.

Tickets already purchased for the May 6 show will be automatically transferred over and refunds offered to those who can't make the new date.
New tickets can be purchased here:

We hope that our audience can understand this unprecedented move and ask that you bear with us during this difficult period.

In Memoriam Ken Thomas

We are very sad to learn of the passing of Ken Thomas, the legendary record producer who worked with David Bowie, Queen, Public Image, The Cocteau Twins, Sigur Rós, Psychic TV, Test Dept and many others.

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND – The Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture 2021 with Test Dept

The annual Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture is presented by The Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, to celebrate the life and legacy of the writer, critic, cultural theorist, philosopher and teacher.

This year's event titled "Notes from the Underground" features the collective Test Dept with cultural critics Alexei Monroe and Peter Webb

Fri, January 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
Free Online Event

Test Dept 'Total State Machine' Book and T-Shirt Offer

We're very excited to announce this excellent bundle offer that includes a Test Dept T-Shirt and the unique in depth Test Dept book 'Total State Machine'.

This unique book is a visual representation of Test Dept's career, featuring original artwork, photography and documentary images of the group from all periods of their work.

See this link to the One Little Independent Records' shop:

Cold Waves Industrial Music Festival Chicago

Cold Waves industrial music festival Chicago goes virtual in 2020

Test Dept remix on Cold Waves compilation


TD are to play the re-arranged Sinner's Day Festival on 01.11.21

We were originally due to play this year's festival, which was sadly called off due to Covid-19

Tickets and info:

Stay Safe


Virtual Test Dept @ Glastonbury 50.
William Green Stage.
Saturday 27.06.20