The city skyline as a projection screen
Jarre and Fisher had a close friendship since they had realized numerous opulent performances together, especially in the eighties. So the Frenchman can no longer get out of the narrative when he is given the floor as a guest of honour as part of the press tour of the exhibition. Jarre spends a good half an hour in the museum monologues about his experiences with Fisher and tells anecdotes about the drawings hanging on the walls.
In China, for example, lively technology was exchanged with Bernardo Bertolucci, who filmed "The Last Emperor" there at the same time. The Docklands event, held in London's East End in 1988, almost did not take place because the producer had failed to secure the appropriate approval from the district council in good time. Fisher was skeptical of the Lord from the beginning, Jarre recalls. "However, my manager said he was a cool guy." Several exhibits document the monumental performance, show the floating stage from different perspectives, helicopters converted into spotlights and in a sweeping triptych how the entire city skyline served as a projection surface.
Even some never realized show concepts can be found in Jarre's section of the museum. Judging by the designs, the associated concerts – one planned for Buckingham Palace, another for a location in the middle of Tokyo's skyscrapers – would probably have joined the above-mentioned icon ranks. They are among the most spectacular pieces of the exhibition.
01.09.93 Manchester / 07.06.97 Manchester / 30.03.08 London / 22.05.09 London / 10.10.10 London / 01.07.11 Monaco / 04.05.16 London / 23.07.16 Macclesfield / 06.10.16 Brighton / 07.10.16 London.