You’ll be forgiven for not really understanding what the Radiohead Kid A Mnesia Exhibition is, but the good news is that you won’t have to wait for reviews or spend any money to figure it out. The weird collaboration between Radiohead and Epic Games will be published on the PlayStation 5, PC and Mac (via Epic Games Store) next week on Thursday, November 18th, as a free download.
Here’s how the exhibition is described by developers [namethemachine] and Arbitrarily Good Productions:
KID A MNESIA EXHIBITION is 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.
Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke’s twisted anxious artwork and writing made to accompany the music of Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac is uncovered and brought back to life, in a building hidden in a forest made in pencil, stretching the idea of what an exhibition is to breaking point.. or into something else entirely.
The original multitrack recordings of Kid A and Amnesiac are scattered and reformed in a series of impossible or possible spaces populated by equally impossible or possible creatures, surrounded by the art of Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke, created as the millennium loomed.
The exhibition was in the works for two years and was supposed to be physical, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works and here we are.
Watch a trailer below.
Naturally, we’re wondering if Kid A Mnesia Exhibition will come with trophies (fingers crossed).