The Panic Office

In 2015, Semi Permanent collaborated with iconic musicians Radiohead on a retrospective exhibition, ‘The Panic Office’, told through the lens of 2500+ pieces of art by the bands resident artist Stanley Donwood.

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In 2015, Semi Permanent collaborated with iconic musicians Radiohead on a retrospective exhibition, ‘The Panic Office’, told through the lens of 2500+ pieces of art by the bands resident artist Stanley Donwood.
Designed as a truly immersive experience, The Panic Office was a journey through the archives, supported by a bespoke 2-week long soundscape by frontman Thom Yorke.
Fuelled by a global media reach of over 360 million including Bloomberg TV, Wired, and Pitchfork, as well as local titles Sydney Morning Herald, Pedestrian, The Guardian and more, the first edition was spread across a 5,000sqm space, accommodating attendance of close to 20,000 guests in its first week alone.
Semi Permanent will produce a second edition in Porto, Portugal in 2022 as part of the inaugural Semi Permanent Porto event.

“It took Bell six years to convince Donwood to do the show. He never had time, but finally the planets aligned. The artist knew he had to go through his "completely scrambled" archives and get them into order, and Bell flew over to meet him last year and talk him round.”

Jacqui Taffel - Sydney Morning Herald