Remember when there was a giant flying pig hovering over the V&A Museum back in September? Yes, the long-awaited Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibition lives up to its billing as an “innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary worlds”.
The exhibition moves chronologically through the band’s albums, from the early days with Syd Barrett through to an impressive section devoted to The Wall, complete with giant inflatables, finishing with an immersive screening of their Live 8 performance of ‘Comfortably Numb’. There’s a strong focus on the artwork and stage designs, which have always been central to the Pink Floyd experience, and there’s plenty of archival pieces, ranging from guitars and studio equipment to hand-written lyrics and letters, to peer over too. The audio set-up, which plays music and interviews as you walk through, brings it all to life.[URIS id=88686]
It’s big, bold and incredible to look at, so even if you’re not a die-hard Floyd fan it’s well worth your time.
Sat 13th May – Sun 15th October 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL