Moviehouse NOLA was a pop-up museum-quality exhibition in downtown New Orleans
(Nov 2013-Feb 2014). The pop-up exhibition, geared towards anyone who loves the movies,
tells the stories of the forgotten movie palaces that once made New Orleans "the Broadway
of the South." We brought together historical renderings, artifacts, signage, and ephemera
alongside contemporary art, to explore the impact these spaces had and continue to have
on New Orleans’ cultural landscape. Viewers interacted with hands-on displays and immersive
oral history collections, while the location itself, only a few blocks from Canal Street, continued
the story both before and after a visit. This project was a soup-to-nuts endeavor between
BRUNO and Pelican Bomb.
Visit the exhibition website with a map of movie theater locations and more: Moviehouse Nola
Watch oral histories recorded before the exhibition and on-site from visitors.
Commissioned by the Museum of Food and Drink as their first traveling exhibition, BOOM!,
celebrates the origins of puffed grain by showcasing the puffing gun, which uses just a little
bit of water and a lot of churning pressure to turn grains and beans into puffed wonders.
BOOM! premiered at Summer Streets in New York City in Summer 2013. We worked with
MOFAD to create a punchy and engaging narrative with their research lead, guiding their
on-site volunteer docent staff and lead physical design and fabrication—all in 3 weeks.
Quite a record! Graphic design by Labour.