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Week1 Kubrick exhibition

Keywords: way of presenting information / way of experiencing the exhibition / story behind the object 


Stanley Kubrick's collection was largely exhibited in the showroom at the London Design Museum. In the exhibition hall, these rich exhibits are presented to the audience in various forms.


From the most basic text introductions to posters, object exhibits, and video formats ( image 2 to 5 ), every corner of the pavilion is full of rich content. In addition, I also noticed that in different display areas, the exhibitors used different color blocks to divide the display areas of different themes. This allows the audience to clearly understand the changes in the content displayed. For example, the display area of the movie Shining uses the corresponding red color, while the display area of the movie Full Metal Jacket has a green wall to represent the war background.

In addition to the presentation, the viewer's way of viewing the exhibits has also attracted my attention. For example, most viewers now use mobile phones to record the parts they are interested in ( image6 ). The glass cover makes it impossible for people to explore further. This led me to think about the feasibility of bringing interaction design to the exhibits and to further look at the parts of the showroom that can be utilized and enhanced.

So, when I was looking for the entry point, I found a helicopter model ( image 7 ) at the Full Metal Jacket exhibition area. The helicopter model was hung directly above the main position of the exhibition hall, and the sidelights cast a clear shadow on the wall. This intense visual presentation prompted me to explore the story behind it. Helicopters were heavily used for the first time in the Vietnam War ( the background period of this filming ). In order to win the war, American soldiers drove helicopters across the dense jungles of Vietnam, leaving a huge psychological impact on the locals. Therefore, in the later in-depth study, I propose to combine the existing model with the moving light, change the position, angle, distance of the light to change and cast a dynamic shadow on the wall to create a helicopter over the head. The sense of oppression gives the audience a more vivid and immersive experience. In order to enhance the information that the film wants to convey: anti-war.