The largest Sherlock Holmes exhibition in half a century invites visitors to explore his Victorian world with powerful and evocative visuals and soundscapes by Squint/Opera.
On show at the Museum of London, our work features new filming, archive footage and animation techniques combined to help tell the story of Britain’s world-famous fictitious detective. Asking why Holmes still conjures up such enduring fascination, this major exhibition investigates how Conan Doyle’s famous character has transcended literature onto stage and screen and continues to attract huge audiences to this day.
Through early film, photography, paintings and original artefacts, the exhibition will recreate the atmosphere of Sherlock’s London, with visitors able to envisage the places that the detective visited. The show concludes with a big, disorientating sound-and-vision punch – visitors are confronted with a giant never-ending waterfall as the heavy drone of water crashes around them, audio passages from the Sherlock series come streaming from all angles and fill the space.
The exhibition runs until April 2015.