When we think of a subterranean civilization, we often think of a very Futurama-esque exsistence: smelly, scary and damp. Cityscapes has a new exhibition in The Old Vic Tunnels that might just change that notion forever. As part of a series of Garden Installations, they have brought a beautiful reincarnation of the Chelsea Flower Show installation ‘Glamourlands’ to London’s underworld. Horticultural Installation Artists, Tony Heywood and Alison Condie, have brought the core components of the original piece and taken over The Vault under Waterloo Station, forming an ever-growing, ever-changing, jewel encrusted display and named it ‘The Majesty’. The installation incorporates lighting and illustration from Jason Jameson and James Hall, a soundscape by Darryl Moore and Penhaligon’s scent, to create an immersive subterranean landscape experience. The show closes on 12 July for the Olympics before reopening and revealing its new form later in the year.
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