Khaki’s exhibition trailers go live for The Wallace Collection
Khaki attended the launch of The Wallace Collection’s latest exhibition ‘Guilded Interiors’ this month, having just completed production on two trailers for the prestigious show.
The Wallace Collection, home to one of the most significant collections of European fine and decorative arts in the world, commissioned Khaki to produce films to “set the scene” for the exhibition and to entice a new, younger crowd to the art collection in London’s Manchester Square. With Marie Antoinette’s perfume burner and a pair of 18th Century gilt-bronze fire dogs donated from the royal collection, the trailer also needed to reflect the uniqueness and history of the priceless items included in the exhibition.
Kent-based poet, artist and university lecturer, Emrys Plant, who stars in the piece, was commissioned to lend a contemporary edge to one of the films entitled “Flickering Candles”, in which he introduces the viewer, through a mix of poetic spoken word and stunning visuals, to the unique items on display.
Khaki said: "Everyone wanted a film that would make people intrigued and excited at the idea of coming to see what The Wallace Collection has to offer, and it is hoped that by introducing the exhibits in this way, a sense of the history and mystery is conveyed, and that our objective will be achieved in the coming months". The exhibition runs from May until 30th July, and is free for the public to view.
A Wallace Collection spokesperson said: “Working with Emrys Plant, Khaki Films seamlessly blended contemporary poetry with Eighteenth Century objects alongside atmospheric candlelit visuals. The use of spoken word casts these luxury items in a new and unexpected light, bringing them to life for a modern audience.”
Both trailers can be viewed on The Wallace Collection’s website at http://www.wallacecollection.org/collections/exhibition/128 and are being circulated on social media and to supporters of The Wallace Collection.