The Cloud

The Cloud

Washington, DC | 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we collaborated with Pentagram and the Folger Shakespeare Library to create the exhibit “Shakespeare, Life of an Icon”. This exhibition kicked off “The Wonder of Will”, a yearlong celebration at the Folger commemorating Shakespeare through special events, exhibitions, performances, and other programming.

The Cloud is an animated projection on the ceiling of the Folger’s historic Great Hall, an expansive hallway that extends a full block with two-story ceilings. The projection is seamlessly displayed across the entirety of the ceiling by nine projectors, projecting a 40 minute animated sequence comprised of eight segments. The segments borrow from books, engravings, and woodcuts from the time of Shakespeare, including the works of Shakespeare himself.