AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATION THE CULTURAL IMPACT OF THE ICONIC BAND:
Pink Floyd, the V&A Museum and Iconic Entertainment Studios have teamed up for “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains”, an exhibition set to open 13th May at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The multimedia celebration of the band’s cultural impact on the world since the release of their first single “Arnold Layne” in 1967 consists of a comprehensive study of Pink Floyd’s 50 years of live rock performance and the 200 million records sold in the process.
The exhibition was announced last year on 31st August outside the V&A, in the company of a floating pig – a reference not only to one of the band’s most famous visual creations (the 1977 “Animals” album cover), but also a statement of intent about the scale of the exhibition, following the global success of the “David Bowie Is” presentation.
“Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” will feature never-before-seen concert footage, a laser light show and more than 350 objects and artefacts including instruments, handwritten lyrics, posters, architectural drawings and artworks created by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and the late Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, the iconic creative team.
We’re pretty sure the tech fans will love the Azimuth Co-ordinator, Pink Floyd’s revolutionary custom-made quadrophonic speaker system which pushed the audio barriers in their extraordinary live shows.
The event will also mark the anniversary of “Games for May” live concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, where they were allowed to transfer their psychedelic, no-hold-barred experience from the old-fashioned settings such as the Roundhouse and South Bank.
During the press call in 2016, Nick Mason, drummer and co-founder of Pink Floyd, said he was surprised to still be doing this after fifty years with the band. “If you told me that we would still exist even four years after we started professionally I would have been surprised. Now I feel like something that’s owned by the National Trust. I think we are going to be able to do things that hopefully have never seen or heard before,” he said.
We’re extremely excited about this exhibition and we’re definitely looking forward to see you there! “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” will run from 13th May until 1st October 2017. For more details and tickets, head over to V&A’s website.
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