Like something from an HG Wells story, the more you push on the walls…the further back in time they’ll take you.
Imagine several walls made from a series of membrane surfaces, a bit like a series of bendy posters. Projections of upcoming Alexandra Palace’s events fill each of them, and at first glance it seems as though it’s just another display of forthcoming events.
But then, the visitor notices something a bit different. It’s a prompt, asking them to gently press the wall. When they do (and who wouldn’t?), they’re taken on a journey through Alexandra Palace’’s history as the upcoming events disappear, replaced by relevant imagery/footage from Alexandra Palace’’s archives. If the original projection was about an upcoming Tea Dance, so is the historic imagery/footage. The harder they press, the further back in time they’re taken: press gently, and they journey back a couple of decades, a little bit harder and they’re at a Tea Dance for the troops in WW2. Push as far as they can and they’re transported all the way back to the very beginnings of Alexandra Palace.
And, as all the content can be remotely updated to display future events, it adds a totally new level of context: tomorrow’s events… viewed through the lens of yesterday’s events.