temporarily closed Exhibition
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
THE EXHIBITION IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Following the latest COVID restrictions, the museum and its exhibition will be closed until Government guidance changes.
IMPORTANT! Please bring your own wired headphones to enjoy the multimedia exhibits. HERE'S WHY.
Warning: This exhibition contains strobe lighting and flashing lights, which might not be suitable for people with epilepsy.
Age guidance 12+
virtual exhibition tour
Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape.
Celebrate 50 years of legendary group Kraftwerk with their 3D show. Step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, as visuals and lights interact to create a new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall.
Travel to dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene; featuring over 400 objects and the likes of Detroit techno legends Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin, "Godfather of House Music" Frankie Knuckles, Haçienda designer Ben Kelly and the extreme visual world created by Weirdcore for Aphex Twin’s ‘Collapse’.
Discover early pioneers Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Indulge your senses with large scale images of rave culture by Andreas Gursky, iconic DJ masks and fashion, a genre-spanning soundtrack by French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier, a sound reactive visual installation created specifically for the exhibition by 1024 architecture, graphics from Peter Saville CBE, history-making labels and club nights.
Age guidance 12+
Visuals and music tracks may contain content that is unsuitable for children. Exhibition includes intense audio visual experiences and strobe lighting. Parental discretion is advised.
'Dizzying dance music trip is something to rave about' ★★★★★ Evening Standard
'Poignantly brings the spirit of communal celebration to a museum' ★★★★★ The Guardian
'A big moment for dance music' ★★★★ The Times
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Background Image | © Jacob Khrist
Slideshow image credits:
Kraftwerk, "Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8" - Photo by Peter Boettcher
The Chemical Brothers Live - Sensory spectacle by Smith & Lyall. Photo by Felix Speller
Safe and Sound image by Flavio Gasperini