Museum of London | 2016
Skellon Studio designed Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London, marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in 1666. The exhibition is a theatrical and immersive staging of the fire, featuring the Museum's collection of artefacts salvaged from the inferno.
Aimed at families and adults, the exhibition makes extensive use of theatrical set works, inspired in part by the spectacular Restoration theatre of the time. These include an abstracted representation of Pudding Lane, the city ablaze, and a refugee tent.
The installation combines a range of media, from a large-scale animated projection of the fire, to a burning map of the city projected onto a giant loaf of bread in the Baker's oven, to soundscapes and interactive games.
Graphically, the exhibition draws on illustrations of the time to inform the design of the setworks, media and illustrated panels, and combines these with clean, simple text providing a legible base within the immersive boldness of the overall show.
In developing the show, we collaborated with:
Ingrid Hu: 3D Design
Studio Eger: Graphic Design
Centre Screen: Audio Visual
Peter Key: Sound Design
David Lawrence: Illustrations
Factory Settings: Build & Install
Museum of London
Photos © Museum of London