Moviehouse NOLA was a pop-up museum-quality exhibition in downtown New Orleans (Nov 2013-Feb 2014). The pop-up exhibition, geared towards anyone who loves the movies, tells the stories of the forgotten movie palaces that once made New Orleans "the Broadway of the South." We brought together historical renderings, artifacts, signage, and ephemera alongside contemporary art, to explore the impact these spaces had and continue to have on New Orleans’ cultural landscape. Viewers interacted with hands-on displays and immersive oral history collections, while the location itself, only a few blocks from Canal Street, continued the story both before and after a visit. This project was a soup-to-nuts endeavor between BRUNO and Pelican Bomb.
Commissioned by the Museum of Food and Drink as their first traveling exhibition, BOOM! celebrates the origins of puffed grain by showcasing the puffing gun, which uses just a little bit of water and a lot of churning pressure to turn grains and beans into puffed wonders. BOOM! premiered at Summer Streets in New York City in Summer 2013. We worked with MOFAD to create a punchy and engaging narrative with their research lead, guiding their on-site volunteer docent staff and lead physical design and fabrication—all in 3 weeks. Quite a record! Graphic design by Labour, who also created the MOFAD identity.
In collaboration with Grand Opening, we created an exhibition to honor one of New York's most iconic spaces. The Transit Museum commissioned this exhibition and in doing so made it possible to use Grand Central itself as the site. Projections highlight architectural details while giving quick hits of factual information for the 750,000 visitors that stream through Vanderbilt Hall every day. (That's a fact.) The exhibition was installed February 1, 2013—April 1, 2013.