The curator’s intention was to present a unique opportunity to focus on the relationship between fictional narratives and reality in film. Territory’s responded with enthusiasm and the team began a journey to create a scaled down version of the NASA Mission Control set that visitors could react to and interact with. Aiming to create an engaging experience that introduced exhibition visitors to the practical logistics of how screen content works on live film sets, the result is an immersive version of the original set that featured the same animation sequences that were used to visualise key narrative points and support performance.
Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction opened in June 2017 at the Barbican Centre and is now touring worldwide.