National Maritime Museum “Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity”
5-star review from The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/01/emma-hamilton-seduction-and-celebrity-review-national-maritime-museum
November sees the grand opening of the National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Emma Hamilton: Seduction & Celebrity. Emma Hamilton was one of the most famous international celebrities of her time and in many respects her life is the ultimate costume drama. Now largely remembered as the woman who captured the heart of the nation’s hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, Emma was an extraordinary woman in her own right.
Centre Screen worked with exhibition designers Hara Clark and NMM internal hardware specialists to produce a number of AV installations that help tell Emma’s story, and recast her as the artist, politician and pioneer that history has often forgotten. In Attitudes, Emma performs a series of poses portraying characters from antiquity for her captive audience. Immersive projections and a newly created musical score bring the Attitudes to life.
A circular table top projection tells the story of Emma as Political Agent whilst Love Letters sees Emma in correspondence with the great naval hero Nelson, her lover and the father of her children. In Legacy her rise to fame is discussed by newly filmed experts, exploring how she rose from humble beginnings to become the most celebrated woman in England.