The opening of the London Masque was the culmination of several months’ work, analysing and devising ways of translating the sketches of John Hejduk’s, especially the Widows House, into a structure and space where his work could be decoded and interpreted by the visitor and the 4 rotating micro exhibitions throughout the coming year.
The Widows House, the centre piece and permanent exhibit sits within a landscape defined by a horizon line, drawn around the gallery, forming Hejduk’s world. The display tables host structures, streets and places of translations from each exhibiting group, becoming a new landscape and world.
Alongside the exhibition design we developed a project which asked students @rcaint to translate from Hejduk’s original sketches and text of the Lancaster Masque, into unique and personal 3D designs, interpretations, stories from experiences and culture. These models are the first of the mini exhibitions on show and begin to form a new vision of John Hejduk’s magical world.
Huge thanks to @vickyricharson, @ra_architecture and @royalacademy for the opportunity to design this exhibition, their support and faith in us. A special thanks to @aarushikarla for so many hours of design work and drawing. Thanks to @will for the amazing speedy fabrication and to @cduk for supplying such a cool sustainable product, and Manja van de Worp for such sturdy engineering.