VIDEO: Tour the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Take a tour through the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands who are recognized as one of the top selling artists of all time.
“Experience a spectacular and unparalleled audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd’s unique and extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day.”
The exhibition celebrates Pink Floyd’s place in history as the cultural landscape changed throughout the 1960s and beyond. Pink Floyd occupied a distinctive experimental space and were the foremost exponents of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever. They became one of the most important groups in contemporary music. From pigs flying over Battersea Power Station, The Dark Side of the Moon prism, cows, marching hammers to giant inflatable teachers; their vision brought to life by creative individuals such as modern surrealist and long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson, satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne-Wilson.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, with sonic experience by Sennheiser, celebrates the band’s era-defining work in composition, staging, design, film, music technology, graphic design and photography. It features more than 350 objects and artifacts including never-before-seen material, presented alongside works from the V&A’s outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance. Highlights include spectacular set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative and legendary album covers and stage performances including The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell, instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters.
Presented by the V&A (London’s Victoria and Albert Museum), Pink Floyd and Iconic Entertainment Studios. The exhibit opened May 13, 2017. To watch an interview with Pink Floyd founders Roger Waters and Nick Mason go to our previous post @ this location.
Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said: “The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognisable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers. The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd’s own archive with the V&A’s unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature.”
For more info visit the official website.