How do you capture and preserve the essence of a festival which spans 900 acres with thousands of performers, entertaining audiences of over 120,000 on site, watched on TV by millions?
The V&A has been documenting and collecting stories and imagery from this year’s festival which will become part of the Glastonbury archive and will also be presented in an immersive video installation to be shown at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design in June 2015. Our guerrilla camera crew have been focusing on ways to deconstruct the festival tapestry and seeking ways of capturing the many layers, textures, experiences and themes.
We continue to document the transformation of the festival from an empty site to the buzzing festival city. Our sound designer may be spotted in the field recording the sound of space through 360 degree binaural audio recordings. Our camera crew are looking for the unseen and the seen, as we work to recreate Glastonbury and explore what are the different ingredients that together make this cultural phenomena.
We are grateful to those we have encountered on our journey who have helped make this possible.