London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and ‘Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains’

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The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a must-visit in our London Travel Guide. Among their current exhibits is a special one dedicated to Pink Floyd. “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” is an audio-visual journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd, featuring many previously unseen objects.

'The Division Bell', © Pink Floyd (1987) Ltd
‘The Division Bell’, © Pink Floyd (1987) Ltd

The exhibition includes 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.

'Tokyo-To', concert poster, Japan, 1972
‘Tokyo-To’, concert poster, Japan, 1972

The Pink Floyd Exhibition offers a rare glimpse of the band’s working methods, and plots their transition from a psychedelic pop group in the 1960s to the multi-platinum-selling albums band in the ‘70s, ‘80s and beyond.

There are letters to an in-depth look at the band’s instruments and technology. And, you can even ‘mix’ your own customized version of the classic Floyd song Money.

'Animals', album cover art, Roger Waters, 1977. © Pink Floyd Music Ltd
‘Animals’, album cover art, Roger Waters, 1977. © Pink Floyd Music Ltd

The V&A’s Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibit runs through Sunday, 1 October 2017.

Read more at vam.ac.uk.