Fifty years since their first single, Arnold Layne, the V&A is hosting a retrospective of those psychedelic pioneers, the Floyd. Set and construction pieces from The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall join instruments, designs, lyrics and prints - and, yes, a laser show. Wish You Were Here?
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A unexpected surprise.
The exhibition was a lot more inspiring than I expected.
Not just objects behind glass, but an interactive experience. I got to remix Money and could of spent hours doing it. The artwork was beautiful.
I don't want to ruin the surprise but the headphones were truly magical.
An impressive collection of various prompts, video and audio documents, organized around the albums of Pink Floyd. The indispensable audio guide contributes to be immersed into the story of the band.
The exhibition emphasizes on the importance of the art work that came alongside the band's music and how the different albums fit in the context of its time. Pink Floyd is truly an amazing band that went a lot further than any other in terms of musical and visual creation.
I overheard a woman saying in an amused but affectionate way: "...and now they appear like wise old men!". And I thought that summed up very well who Pink Floyd was, from the craziness of their youth to the mastery they reached over the years, setting an indisputable artistic reference for many, and not just in the music area.
By showing these various aspects of the complex story of the band, the V&A did an outstanding job and delivers a magnificent tribute to the Pink Floyd's immense creative talent, theirs and the ones who worked with them.
Stunning new #PinkFloyd exhibition.
Intoxicating mix of materials and music.
At one stage, I stopped and nearly cried.