Instruments, artwork, archival photos and bespoke installations, material from early concerts and complex stage designs: Their Mortal Remains is a complete Pink Floyd retrospective that promises to surprise fans and enthusiasts for years to come.
Organised, as you would expect, by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the same curators behind the sensational David Bowie is exhibit, which brought 300,000 visitors to the museum and subsequently toured the world.
This time, however, we celebrate the 50-year career of Roger Waters and his band-mates, told by “a journey through Wonderland,” as the band’s Creative Director, Aubrey Powell, puts it. During the small media preview, we caught a glimpse of several gems including costumes, musical instruments and curious self-produced prototypes… All of this is showcased within the prestigious context of the Victoria and Albert Museum. “Alongside creating extraordinary music, Pink Floyd have been pioneers through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers and unparalleled creative expression” (Martin Roth, Director of the V&A). The exhibition will be talked about for months, if not years, to come. It is unmissable.
Mark David Alunni