We were shortlisted for the Diaghilev exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The proposal comprises a journey through four distinct zones created by the three rooms and the linking corridor. Each area is treated in a different way - with varying choices of materials, form, surface and lighting - to reinforce the room’s theme.
The concept of the first room is that as you enter you are confronted with a series of printed cloths receding in false perspective through the room as in a theatre set. This creates a dramatic impact when viewed from the start of the exhibition. Visitors then pass through a series of cloths that act as room dividers. As visitors pass through these screens they will feel as though they are actors moving between stage sets in a performance.
The corridor is made into a complete environment - like stepping into a film or theatre set. This will reflect the sense of Diaghilev’s transient existence; living in a hotel room, and on a train.