Pink Floyd in the Museum: “Their Mortal Remains”, comes to Dortmund

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In London and Rome, the multi-media Show was a great success. Now she is coming to Dortmund. In the Luggage of: 50 years of band history, iconic classics and a floor, to the Roger Waters no good memories.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    At The Summit

    They were so much more than just a Band: Pink Floyd (above: Roger Waters, bottom, left to right: Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Richard Wright) have revolutionized with your epic-spherical sound worlds only rock music. You have set artistically in many other areas of the standards visually on the stage and on their album covers, in the Studio with their innovative sound.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    Two become one

    Who is so versatile, accumulated in 50 years of band history, some of what is presentable. The Victoria and Albert Museum, some 350 photos, album covers and artifacts together, as these heads, which belong to the total work of art “The Division Bell” (1994). Designed has graphic designer Storm thorgerson, who is also one of the most famous album covers of all time designed with:

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    Masterpiece: “The Dark Side of the Moon”

    The iconic figure of a prism, the Exhibition dedicates an entire room. Was created you out of an emergency situation: keyboardist Wright wanted a simple Cover, “not another one of your surreal ideas,” recalls Thor Gerson’s Partner, Aubrey Powell. In desperation, he leafed through a physics book that showed Thorgerson, the image of a prism, and said immediately: “That’s it.”

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    And pigs can fly

    The idea of the flying pig over the power station, Battersea Bassist Roger Waters had. It broke loose and even the air traffic over London to a Standstill, brought, already belongs to the legend, the treasure of the Band. It finally ended up on the Cover to “Animals” (1977). “The sky had these wonderful, brooding color in the style of William Turner, which fit to the music,” says Audrey Powell.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    We don’t need no education…

    Powell has dug up as creative Director of the exhibition of treasures: This is the walking stick, with the class Waters, thorgerson and a founding member Syd Barrett comrades were beaten at school. He was the model for the floor, with the giant teacher puppet waved to the “The Wall”stage. Especially Roger Waters was pleased with him at the exhibition again.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    The Wall (1980/1981)

    To see a replica of the giant wall that was built during the Shows on stage and the Band slowly behind it disappear let. It should symbolize the feeling of alienation between the Waters, the Band and the audience. Because of the enormous cost of The Wall was performed “” at the time, 31 Times in only four places. Fortunately for the German Fans in Dortmund.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    From here to immortality

    “The Mortal Remains of Pink Floyd” – “The mortal Remains” is the title of the exhibition. It shows a Band that is immortal: The Dark Side of The Moon is selling “to” worldwide, about 10,000 times per week. Those who want to delve into the psychedelic world of Pink Floyd are grown, this can be up to 10. February 2019 in Dortmund do.

    Author: Katharina Abel


  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    At The Summit

    They were so much more than just a Band: Pink Floyd (above: Roger Waters, bottom, left to right: Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Richard Wright) have revolutionized with your epic-spherical sound worlds only rock music. You have set artistically in many other areas of the standards visually on the stage and on their album covers, in the Studio with their innovative sound.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    Two become one

    Who is so versatile, accumulated in 50 years of band history, some of what is presentable. The Victoria and Albert Museum, some 350 photos, album covers and artifacts together, as these heads, which belong to the total work of art “The Division Bell” (1994). Designed has graphic designer Storm thorgerson, who is also one of the most famous album covers of all time designed with:

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    Masterpiece: “The Dark Side of the Moon”

    The iconic figure of a prism, the Exhibition dedicates an entire room. Was created you out of an emergency situation: keyboardist Wright wanted a simple Cover, “not another one of your surreal ideas,” recalls Thor Gerson’s Partner, Aubrey Powell. In desperation, he leafed through a physics book that showed Thorgerson, the image of a prism, and said immediately: “That’s it.”

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    And pigs can fly

    The idea of the flying pig over the power station, Battersea Bassist Roger Waters had. It broke loose and even the air traffic over London to a Standstill, brought, already belongs to the legend, the treasure of the Band. It finally ended up on the Cover to “Animals” (1977). “The sky had these wonderful, brooding color in the style of William Turner, which fit to the music,” says Audrey Powell.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    We don’t need no education…

    Powell has dug up as creative Director of the exhibition of treasures: This is the walking stick, with the class Waters, thorgerson and a founding member Syd Barrett comrades were beaten at school. He was the model for the floor, with the giant teacher puppet waved to the “The Wall”stage. Especially Roger Waters was pleased with him at the exhibition again.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    The Wall (1980/1981)

    To see a replica of the giant wall that was built during the Shows on stage and the Band slowly behind it disappear let. It should symbolize the feeling of alienation between the Waters, the Band and the audience. Because of the enormous cost of The Wall was performed “” at the time, 31 Times in only four places. Fortunately for the German Fans in Dortmund.

  • “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” in Dortmund

    From here to immortality

    “The Mortal Remains of Pink Floyd” – “The mortal Remains” is the title of the exhibition. It shows a Band that is immortal: The Dark Side of The Moon is selling “to” worldwide, about 10,000 times per week. Those who want to delve into the psychedelic world of Pink Floyd are grown, this can be up to 10. February 2019 in Dortmund do.

    Author: Katharina Abel


“Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains” is from the 15. To see September in the Dortmund U building. Was curated the multimedia exhibition, Victoria Broackes, Senior-curator for Rock and Pop at the V&A Museum, and Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, the Creative Director of Pink Floyd. Powell collaborated with his late Partner Storm thorgerson, many of the legendary Pink Floyd album covers. Shortly after the opening of the exhibition in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in may 2017, the DW has spoken with you about the Show.

Deutsche Welle: The title of your new exhibition is translated: “The Pink Floyd exhibition: their mortal Remains”. What can visitors expect?

Victoria Broakes: We embark on a journey through about 50 years of Pink Floyd – from the beginning to the end. This is a pretty long time. The beginning of the psychedelic London of the Swinging 60s. We show the influence of London and the United Kingdom to the Rest of the world. Pink Floyd was definitely the band with the greatest artistic ambitions.

Aubrey, you have already begun early, with Pink Floyd to cooperate. What a time that was at the time?

Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell: The first album cover, designed by my Partner Storm thorgerson, and I, for one, Pink Floyd was “A Saucerful Of Secrets” from 1968. We sat in front of a blank sheet of paper. You just said: a great idea. We then held us for correct intellectuals, we simply read everything from Jack Kerouac to the Marvel Comics. And then, above all of the Revolution on the road marked – Paris in the year 1968, of course, was in flames, here we occupied the London School of Economics, the Royal Collage of Arts took over the student. Thereafter, the Anti-Vietnam demonstrations in the United States, the rise of the Black Panthers followed. The world sank in Chaos and in the middle of it made Pink Floyd a totally new Sound. They took very English, pastoral Material. And the texts came from completely different sources, from the Chinese “book of changes” to “Alice in Wonderland”.

The Pink Floyd Original Line-Up: Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Where do the objects come from your collection? And with what concept they are addressed in the exhibition?

Victoria Broackes: most of it comes from the holdings of the members of the band. Some of it also comes from our portfolios, objects from the 1970s or 80s. We have supplemented all of this with explanatory Material, in order to exploit the temporal context of the Band and their designers and employees. In our Museum it comes to the creative industry as a Whole: On the one hand, there is a Band and their music, but on the other hand, people who design your album cover, stage, concept, create, technicians, engineers, architects, and many more.

Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell: In the design implementation, I’ve kept to the time schedule, Album for Album. If you go through the exhibition, in each room, something from an era, whether it be instruments, music, graphics, album covers or stage sets.

In the past, the V&A has shown the very successful David Bowie exhibition. Exhibitions about pop stars work good per se?

Victoria Broackes (laughs): Good question! No, I would not say that simply works. There was later a two other Bowie-exhibitions elsewhere, of the ran. It’s not enough, just a lot of things to amass a bunch of money zubuttern and exhibit: There is an interesting story must be told. There are of course many, therefore, you have to find his own narrative. In the case of Bowie, we had, for example, 60 costumes in the exhibition, here there are only two T-Shirts. In this exhibition, it’s more about architecture, Design and the Changes in the concert Business in the 1980s and 90s. It’s going to be a Band that was an early cult, and then marketed globally.

Cult album “The Dark Side of the Moon”

The famous album covers are shown, including the iconic “The Dark Side of the Moon”. This Cover you, Aubrey did, together with your Partner Storm thorgerson at the time, designed. How did you come up with the idea?

Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell: We came into the Studio at Abbey Road and Pink Floyd told us: “We have enough montages of this surreal photo. Can we get something Simple? Like a box of chocolates with a picture on it?” Oh man, I had a bad mood when I left the Studio. This was just not our thing. But then I leafed through a French physics book, and my Partner Storm looked at this photo: the light broke a glass table in a Prism. That’s it, he exclaimed, A glass triangle, the light breaks through and a rainbow – this is Pink Floyd!

The exhibition begins in the 1960s when the pop culture was invented. How relevant is this time is, how important Pink Floyd is today?

Victoria Broackes: For me, these were the Golden years. The music and the whole culture that developed from it, was so crucial for everything that came after. The music was so important… no Matter how fantastic music is today, and whether big name Stars like Beyonce to reach a global audience, it’s just not the same. At the time, music, and society were closely interwoven.

The interview was conducted by Jens von Larcher.