I’m currently working with the Design Museum on their Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum exhibition.

The exhibition features installations from fourteen designers, reflecting on the concept of memory in the digital age. It’s an interesting project for two key reasons:

  • writing about works that are closer to conceptual art than functional products has some serious challenges. There’s a fine line to tread between trying to answer the questions visitors are most likely to ask about the exhibit and being overly prescriptive about what they should think…
  • the entire show looks like it’s going to have that ‘wow’ factor that will get visitors talking. I can’t wait to see the Design Museum full of crystals, lasers, video installations and even a house designed to hold just a human head.

Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum opens on 5 September 2012.