Art Direction for a
Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet Volcanique is an exhibition designed to experience the eruption of a volcano through artist David McLeod‘s work contemplation. It is based on the Cabinet of Curiosities; “an early ancestor of the modern museum during the Renaissance in Europe, which exhibited a wide variety of artifacts, with a particular leaning towards the rare, eclectic and esoteric. The chamber is divided into three parts that convey the feeling of the main stages of a volcano eruption. The first one: ash and steam expulsion (mirror gallery = oppression); the second one: explosion (irregular shelving system = invasion); and the third one: flowing lava (stairs = descent).

Project Credits
Paula López-Nuño

Type of project
Academic

Disciplines
Art Direction