The Dark Side of the Moon

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced that it will host a major retrospective of the band Pink Floyd in 2017, titled The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.

The exhibition will run from 13th May until 1st October, and will mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains has been described as an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world.

The exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day.

Never-before-seen material

The exhibition will feature more than 350 objects and artefacts including never-before-seen material.

Highlights will include set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative album covers and stage performances including The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell.

Instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters will also be displayed.

Groups will see how the band used special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary. There will also be concert footage and a custom-made laser light show.

Iconic artwork

Pink Floyd has produced what’s been described as some of the most iconic imagery in popular culture, from pigs flying over Battersea Power Station to the famous The Dark Side of the Moon prism.

Some of these images have been created by individuals such as modern surrealist and long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson, satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne-Wilson.

Groups will be able to see some of these works of art at the exhibition.

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Photo credit: Pink Floyd Music Ltd.