The exposition is divided into three parts and evolves from “full to empty”.
Part 1: The Head. All rooms are painted black and have scarce lighting. This is Rimbaud’s underworld.
Part 2: The Body. Here the spaces are treated very differently with coloured lighting and materials to evoke different atmospheres: wall paper, red and green light. The central piece in this part is the original copy of the publication of Une Saison en Enfer.
Part 3: The Feeling. This part starts again in black and leads to a brightly lit white room in which Benjamin Britten’s Illuminations is heard playing.
The visitor leaves the exposition through a desert of black sand, which symbolises Rimbaud’s last years in Harar, Africa.