Pink Floyd Announce ‘Multi-Sensory Exhibition’ in Italian Museum
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If you’ve ever watched a Pink Floyd laser light show and thought, “This is cool, but I wish it was even bigger and more involved somehow,” you’ll probably want to make plans to visit Milan this September.
Surviving former Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason are cooperating with a monthlong event dubbed ‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains,’ set to open Sept. 19 at the former site of the La Fabbrica Del Vapore factory in Milan, where it’ll cover nearly 27,000 square feet with artifacts from the band’s storied past.
It’s the kind of thing that could end up being awfully lame in the wrong hands, but there’s some incredible talent operating behind the scenes — including Aubrey Powell, who co-founded the legendary Hipgnosis design firm responsible for the cover of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ (among many, many other classics). Powell, who’s acting as curator for the exhibit, told Classic Rock Magazine that they’re aiming for something “vast and innovative.”
“If ever a band lent itself to a major retrospective exhibition, it’s Pink Floyd,” enthused Powell. “Selecting what to include from such a treasure trove is both a dream and a nightmare. However, there were elements that just had to be included, for example a twenty-meter wide sculpture of the Wall, five-meter high inflatables, and of course, a flying pig. We’ll be aiming for state-of-the-art visuals and sonic delivery, similar to the experience of attending a Pink Floyd concert; you’ll never know what to expect next.”
Tickets for ‘Their Mortal Remains’ are scheduled to go on sale Feb. 27. For more information, visit the exhibition’s website at this link.