Simon Periton’s light installation to mark V&A’s 150th birthday

Artist Simon Periton has created a light installation to mark the Victoria & Albert Museum’s 150th birthday. Among the images featured in the installation is one of Jamie Reid’s Sex Pistols cover designs combined with a Victorian-era William Morris print.

Artist Simon Periton has created a light installation to mark the Victoria & Albert Museum’s 150th birthday. Among the images featured in the installation is one of Jamie Reid’s Sex Pistols cover designs combined with a Victorian-era William Morris print. The installation will be projected on to the dome and façade of the museum buildings each evening for three weeks, starting tomorrow, and will be visible from 6.30pm until midnight.

Periton’s designs are based on Aubrey Beardsley-style decorative silhouettes and his collage-imagery includes references from Gothic iconography to contemporary pop culture.

Using intricate cut-outs inspired by the V&A’s collections, the work forms a pattern of moving images when illuminated.

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