Visit The Future With A Multi-Dimensional Experience at V&A

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Visit The Future With A Multi-Dimensional Experience at V&A

This is a sponsored post in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum.


If you could keep only one memory, what would it be?

This summer, the V&A will be staging a multi-dimensional exhibition experience called Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace, based on an original work of fiction by author Hari Kunzru. Kunzru’s tale, an unnerving, dystopian vision on the future, will be transformed into a walk-in story by leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrations.

Focusing on the importance of memory not only to individuals but also to society as a whole, the story sees London transformed after a huge magnetic storm has wiped out the global information structure. Much of the world’s technology and knowledge has been lost and rather than attempting to reclaim this devastating loss of information, instead the regime in power have banned any form of remembering, recording and mark making.

Yet a small group of renegade memorialists exist and the text, written in short passages and fragments, recounts the disjointed memories of one incarcerated member. His belief? Surely without memory, civilisation is doomed.

Each of the twenty international practitioners taking part in the exhibition have been asked to interpret a different passage of Kunzru’s text. The result is an incredibly powerful and personal experience, that explores the way that words and images interact in the art of memory making. Walk through and discover how different viewpoints can still come together to collectively tell a story.

If you could keep only one memory, what would it be?

Join in the discussion and tell the V&A which memory you would keep via @V_and_A on Twitter using the hashtag #MemoryPalace.

Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace runs from 18 June-20 October 2013 at V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, in partnership with Sky Arts. Tickets cost £6, please check the website for more details and bookings.

Last Updated 11 June 2013