Our 2015 MPavilion opened on Monday! In no less than 34-degree heat. Before Victoria and Albert Museum director Martin Roth’s official opening at 10.30am—and before the mercury soared too high—we invited some amazing grammers to join us for an MPreview. They walked, talked and Instagrammed in and around our digital forest, seeking out unique vantage points, creating abstract shapes, discovering dreamy shadow-play—and even meeting some tiny, buzzing visitors. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and especially to Lou Hubbard and her students from VCA’s School of Visual Art who took the morning off to get involved.
Browse our gallery of their MPreview photos and videos below, and check out the #mpreview hashtag, or our Instagram, for more. Happy viewing!
Thanks to Sam Foster for our first MPreview pic of the day (above)!
Ben Kelly got into the MPreview mood.
Ruben Bull-Milne started his MPreview snapping from beneath the canopy.
And Jasper Fearnley focused in on the morning’s littlest visitor.
Joe Gentry, meanwhile, turned his attention to the play of light on MPavilion’s deck.
Olga Bennett captured the sun’s glow through the canopy…
… while Tori Lill pointed her phone’s lens at the (unusually hot) October sun’s shadow-play on the (ill-prepared) October grass.
We agree, Limedrop. Thanks for posting this dazzling MPreview pic.
Lauren Dunn and her shadow fit right in underneath the canopy.
Love the symmetry, Ben!
Olga found a dreamy shadow-petal.
The VCA team posted right on through their coffee break.
Assemble Papers ’grammed trees and leaves—of the organic and high-tech varieties.
We love the rich blacks and deep shadows, Lauren.
Ruben ran off to the golf cour—no, wait, it’s one of MPavilion’s carbon-fibre poles in the midst of petal shadows.
Joe pointed his lens at a vital component of our Sunset Ritual.
Press play and see how Lauren made her way to MPavilion via a lavender jungle.
Magical photo by Sam of dancer and choreographer Rheannan Port as she rehearses her part in Womin Jeka Yalukit Willam—Elements 2, our beautiful pre-opening performance composed by Deborah Cheetham and James Henry.
Tori found shapes upon shapes…
… while Rachel Elliot-Jones found a squiggle of bright blue sky.
Ethereal petal shadows, as filmed by Ruben.
The shadow-making petals in question, as shot by Sam.
For her final shot, Lauren went hunting for detail—and found it on the carbon-fibre poles that support MPavilion’s digital canopy.
Ben finished up his MPreview shoot with a bit more rhythm and repetition.
Thank you Many Many. MPavilion loves this pic.
And with one final, spinning tour of MPavilion’s translucent, high-tech canopy (courtesy of Elli Ioannou), our MPreview gallery comes to a close.