This touring exhibition chronicled the story of electricity from the discovery of static electricity, through to self-sustaining cities, thematically exploring society’s fascination with this phenomena and its inextricable connection to life and death. Three pavilions within the exhibition showcased large-scale artworks.
Our design, inspired by the international network of electrical grids, is a series of shifting pylon structures that transform from freestanding individual tables, to vertical towers supporting a network of lighting grids and finally to simplified outlines of a utopian cityscape. An adapting palette of materials takes the visitor on a journey through landscapes of academia, industry and consumerism.
Wellcome Collection (London), the Teylers Museum (Haarlem) and the Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester)
London UK; Haarlem, Holland; Manchester, UK
Graphic Design (Manchester)
photography: James Stephenson