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Madrid, 2 de mayo 1808-2008
Un pueblo, una nación


Temporary exhibition with the construction of a perfect cube in front of the Isabel II hall in Madrid.


Madrid, 2 de mayo 1808-2008 Un pueblo, una nación


Sala isabel II Madrid, España


Temporary exhibition


May 2008


Arte Canal II Isabel, Comunidad de Madrid

Surface m²

4.500 m2

Scope of work

Technical management
Audiovisual and multimedia engineering 
Show control


Scenography : Felix Murcia
Curator : Arturo Perez Reverte
Production : EGM Events Global Media
Graphism: Felix Murcia
Audiovisual production : Rosebud Films - Barcelona - Jorge Molina Madrid
Audiovisual integration : Eikonos
Lighting integration : Eikonos
Set Builder : Teresa Vallejo

The cube’s sides are 15 m.
Inside video projections on the 4 internal faces of the cube and on its ceiling are synchronized.
Sound system with 16 tracks.

Canal de Isabel II with this exhibition, whose curator is the writer and member of the Royal Spanish Academy Arturo Pérez-Reverte aims to recreate the events that took place from the early hours of May 2, 1808 until the early hours of the next day in the streets of Madrid.

The slogan 'One people, one nation' aims to point out one of the characteristics of the uprising, as was its popular character. The exhibition begins with a virtual journey in an outdoor cube attached to the hall, with screens over 10 meters high, in which, through audiovisual projections, seeks to transport the visitor to that May 2, 1808 and make him relive those hours prior to the uprising of the people of Madrid, until the early hours of the next day.

The journey takes place through seven chronological areas, from the uprising of the people of Madrid against the invasion of Napoleon's troops to the beginning of the War of Independence. The exhibition features original pieces and reproductions of objects from the period, which come from various museums such as the Musée de l'Armée, the Musée de l'Empire, the Naval Museum, the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, the Museo de Historia de Madrid and the Museo del Ejército