Murray Bell
The Panic Office – Radiohead Retrospective

Interactive non-linear storytelling

The experience combined the collective visual works of Stanley Donwood with a bespoke soundscape engineered by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, specifically for the exhibition.

Set in a thirty-five metre punk Iron Age fortress (or the equivalent of a derelict UK factory district) the installation spanned five rooms (plus a secret room) presenting 2,124 pieces of Donwood’s artwork.

Yorke's bespoke track was played over three stereo sets (base, mids and tops) and became the longest recorded song in history, taking over three days to listen to in its entirety, changing as the audience moved through the exhibition.