Karl-Marx-Haus

Karl Marx, Life – Work – Influence up to the Present

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CLIENT: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Opening: May 5, 2018

The Museum Karl-Marx-Haus in Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx, and it opened a new permanent exhibition on May 5, 2018, focusing on the history of the impact of Marx’s ideas up to the present day.

235 MEDIA realized six media installations, produced and implemented media content for the new permanent exhibition at the Karl-Marx-Haus and produced and implemented the media content. In addition to three monitor installations and an interactive audio chair, an LED mesh and an interactive reading book are components of the scenography.

The media installations set a deliberate counterpoint to the concreteness of the contents in the exhibition and see themselves as contemplative resting points in the midst of a challenging abundance of content. For example, the wall-filling LED mesh uses its coarse resolution and the small viewing distance of the visitors to span an associative panorama of the critique of capitalism in a flood of images with iconic representations from contemporary politics.

The interactive reading book uses the opposite effect as a medium that is capable of reproducing content in a bundled and pointed manner. In its formal form of presentation, it also underscores the paramount importance that the medium of the book had for Karl Marx personally and for the worldwide dissemination of his ideas.

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