The Pink Floyd Exhibition

The exhibition at the V&A in London draws together many unique artefacts illustrating Pink Floyd’s relationship with music, art, design, technology and performance.

"The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains", exhibition view, V&A, London, 2017
“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. This major spring exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album, “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn”, and debut single, Arnold Layne. The exhibition draws together many unique artefacts illustrating Pink Floyd’s relationship with music, art, design, technology and performance from every stage of their career and personal lives.

 

The scale and ambition of Pink Floyd’s imagery and live performances are encapsulated by several interactive, floor-to-ceiling installations by Stufish. From a massive representation of “The Wall” stage set used during Pink Floyd’s original 1980-1 tour with the giant inflatable schoolteacher looming over “The Wall” into the vaulted ceiling; visual trickery is adopted to create a parallax of Battersea Power Station complete with towering chimneys which is the London landmark pictured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album, and a pitch-black space containing a holographic image bringing to life “The Dark Side Of The Moon”’s famous prism.

"The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains", exhibition view, V&A, London, 2017
"The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains", exhibition view, V&A, London, 2017

until 1 October 2017
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
conceived by Storm Thorgerson
curated by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell with Nick Mason
V&A
Cromwell Rd, London

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