Radiohead KID A MNESIA exhibition will launch November 18


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The KID A MNESIA Exhibition, an experimental celebration of the work of legendary British rock band Radiohead, will launch on PC and PS5 November 18, as announced by collective [namethemachine], Arbitrarily Good Productions, and Epic Games. Fans will be able to download the exhibition,  free of charge, from PlayStation Store and Epic Games Store.

The strange endeavor, curated by Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood, is officially described as “a fevered dream-space, an edifice, built from the art and creatures, words and recordings of Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac uncovered from 20 odd years ago, reassembled and given new mutant life.” Which is, by far, a better explanation for the event than yer boy Moyse can put together, based on the curiously obscure trailers for the project.

The exhibition has been curated to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Radiohead’s fourth and fifth studio albums — Kid A and Amnesiac, respectively. The show will feature visuals, sounds, and artwork taken from and inspired by the two recordings, as well as deconstructed tracks and newly released music that has been pulled from the original recording’s master tapes. The long and short of it is: If you’re a Radiohead fan, you’ll definitely want to check out the action.

Originally designed as a physical installation, with plans to travel between various capital cities across the globe, the KID A MNESIA project was transitioned into digital form after the COVID-19 outbreak made frequent and easy travel nigh-on impossible. As a positive, this will at least provide easier access to global Radiohead fans, who will likely find it easier to plonk themselves down in front of a PC than they might have found it traveling to a capital city gallery.

KID A MNESIA will be available to download from November 18 on PS5 and PC (via Epic Games Store)