The Pink Floyd Exhibition
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: The Mortal Remains presents many unpublished objects collected during the band's eclectic history. An audiovisual journey through 50 years of one of the most iconic rock groups in the world, and a rare and exclusive look at the world of Pink Floyd.
The colossal staging of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, described by English newspapers as "impressive", was the most visited of its kind ever. Exclusively for Italy, MACRO will host the exhibition and Mason himself remembers that - less than 1 km away - just one of the first Pink Floyd concerts in Italy took place at Piper in April 1968.
The exhibition tells about the role of the band in the crucial cultural transition from the sixties onwards. Thanks to its experimental approach - which made the English group a leading exponent of the psychedelic movement that forever changed the idea of music in those years - the band was recognized as one of the most important phenomena of the contemporary music scene.
The exhibition itinerary that guides the visitor following a chronological order, is always accompanied by the music and voices of past and present members of Pink Floyd, including Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and David Gilmour. The highlight is the Performance Zone, where visitors enter an immersive audiovisual space, which includes the recreation of the last concert of the four members of the band at the 2005 Live 8 with Comfortably Numb, specially mixed with the avant-garde AMBEO audio technology 3D of the Sennheiser, in addition to the video, exclusively for Rome, of One Of These Days, taken from the historic performance of the group in Pompeii.