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Animation of the NRW state coat of arms

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Justice of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

February 23, 2022

On February 23, 2022, the “Congress on Digitization (in) Legal Education JURTECH:JURSTUDY” organized by the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia took place at Düsseldorf Airport. The animation of the North Rhine-Westphalian state coat of arms, which we produced and which had already been shown on 22 LED meshes on the exterior façade of the Behrens Building at the “75 Years of NRW” exhibition, served as the key visual. In its revised form, the animation now ran on a 4k LED video wall.

DIVERSITY UNITED – МНОГООБРАЗИЕ. ЕДИНСТВО

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CLIENT: FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CULTURE E. V., BONN
DIVERSITY UNITED. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART. BERLIN. MOSCOW. PARIS.

November 23, 2021 – March 13, 2022

The cross-border exhibition moved from Berlin to Moscow. It brings together painting, sculpture, video and new media, photography, installation, drawing and object art by around 90 artists* from 34 countries, representing different generations, genders and regions. Their works represent the diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene, from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey.

As in Berlin, 235 Media has been responsible for setting up and furnishing the works with media technology elements.

The exhibition is a cooperation with Petersburger Dialog e. V., Tempelhof Projekt GmbH and Tretyakov Gallery. Diversity United is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The next and last stop of the traveling exhibition will be the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Year in Review 2021

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Marcel Odenbach

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Marcel Odenbach

Wolfgang-Hahn-Prize 2021

 

Congratulations to Marcel Odenbach on receiving the Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne!

DASA Working World Exhibition

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

13 November 2021 – 9 August 2022

The DASA Working World Exhibition in Dortmund is the permanent educational active facility of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The new temporary/travelling exhibition “Artificial Intelligence. An exhibition about people, data and control” is dedicated to the ambivalence of new developments in the field of artificial intelligence, which is gradually permeating the home, the working world and public space. Among other things, the exhibition uses various media stations to educate visitors about the opportunities and dangers of the new technology.

235 Media conceived the media technology, developed the screen design of the media stations, wrote software, built sensors, produced short films, realised the hardware and set it up in the exhibition.

Further stations of the exhibition are the Technical Museum Vienna, the Tekniska museet Stockholm, and the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada.

DASA Working World Exhibition

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

“Artificial Intelligence. An exhibition about people, data and control”

 

235 Media conceived the media technology, developed the screen design of the media stations, wrote software, built sensors, produced short films, realised the hardware and set it up in the exhibition.

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Capital City Stuttgart

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Capital City Stuttgart

October 2021

In the centre of Stuttgart, a new urban district is being built on an area of 85 hectares, the Rosenstein Quarter. In order to involve citizens in the planning process and to ask for their opinions and wishes, the City of Stuttgart has set up an exhibition space of approximately 225 square metres near the City Hall.

The central element is a 23 square metre “living city model” that serves as a projection surface for animations showing the various developments of the future quarter that can be selected on four tablets. Other attractive media stations include an “interactive screen”, an interactive quiz, several listening stations and an interactive photo wall where visitors can take selfies in front of pictures of the future quarter.

235 Media created the software, supplied and set up the media technology, including soft-edge projections and corona-compliant touchless interaction technology.

In collaboration with Dr Ulrich Hermanns | Ausstellung Medien Transfer GmbH, Münster.

State capital Stuttgart

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Client: State capital Stuttgart
October 2021

 

 

235 Media created the software, delivered and set up the media technology including soft-edge projections and corona-compliant touchless interaction technology.

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House of History North Rhine-Westphalia

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Client: Foundation House of History North Rhine-Westphalia

OUR STATE. 75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia

27 August 2021 – 23 May 2022

 

To mark the 75th anniversary of North Rhine-Westphalia, a large exhibition was held in the Behrens building in Düsseldorf, which served as the seat of the first NRW minister-presidents from 1946 onwards. A variety of topics such as flight, expulsion, industry and economy, but also more mundane topics such as football, were presented on an exhibition area of approximately 1,200 square metres. At the same time, the show was the opening exhibition for the future “House of History North Rhine-Westphalia”, which will be realised in the Behrens building.

235 Media produced two interactive media installations for the exhibition: At “Where do you come from?” visitors could state their origins and those of their parents and grandparents and understand what role immigration plays in North Rhine-Westphalia. Another station allowed the audience to define topics that are considered future challenges for the federal state.

In the foyer we realised a 270° video panorama that was projected onto nine surfaces.

For the front of the building, we equipped 22 of the 48 windows on the third floor with LED meshes, for which we created an animation based on the state flag.

In collaboration with gewerkdesign, Berlin.

Altena Castle

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Client: Märkische Kulturstiftung Burg Altena

September 2021

As part of the media enhancement of the cultural-historical exhibition at Altena Castle, 235 Media produced seven videos for Pepper’s Ghost installations as well as wall and floor projections. Seven characters from contemporary history present historically authenticated facts and anecdotes that are closely related to the town of Altena and the exhibition site.

The filming took place in a green-screen studio in Cologne. The entire production – from casting the actors to shooting and post-production – was carried out by the 235 Media team.

Museums of Altena Castle

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Client: Museums of Altena Castle

September 2021

 

235 Media successfully completed the filming of seven historical personalities for the historical exhibition at Altena Castle in the planet nippes studio.

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LWL Archaeological Museum Herne

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Client: LWL Archaeological Museum Herne

September 2021

 

 

235 Media advised the exhibition organisers and supplied and installed the media technology. Various special constructions were used.

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LWL Archaeological Museum Herne

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Client: LWL Archaeological Museum Herne
Special Exhibition: Stonehenge in Herne
23 September 2021 – 25 September 2022

The special exhibition Stonehenge in Herne in the LWL Archaeological Museum Herne presents the latest research results on what is probably Europe’s best-known archaeological monument. In the 16 thematic areas, there are detailed 1:1 replicas of the mighty megaliths, analogue and virtually reconstructed landscapes, 25 media stations and selected finds from English archaeology and the LWL Archaeology for Westphalia.

Visitors go on a journey through time, juxtaposing the history of Stonhenge with developments in Westphalia and the Ruhr region at the same time. For here too, over 4,500 years ago, and in part even earlier than in southern England, megalithic (mega = large, lithos = stone) structures were created that served as social meeting places in a landscape increasingly shaped by humans.

235 Media advised the exhibition organisers and supplied and installed the media technology. Various special constructions individually designed by us, such as extendable cantilever arms for projector assembly, were used.

Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki
Bill Viola: Inner Journey
22 September 2021 – 27 Februar 2022

Bill Viola’s first solo exhibition in Finland takes place in the underground exhibition spaces of the Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki, which opened in 2018. The exhibition presents twelve works from the artist’s late career (1994–2015) and the video game The Night Journey, a collaboration between Bill Viola Studio and USC Game Innovation Lab. In addition to large immersive projections, the exhibition features quiet installations and smaller, more intimate works. Common to all of Bill Viola’s works is their reflection on central themes of human existence: birth, life, death and spirituality.

As always when the Bill Viola Studio exhibits in Europe, 235 Media has taken over the technical planning and realization and supplied the video and audio technology.

Video of the game The Night Journey

Amos Rex Art Museum, Helsinki

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Amos Rex Art Museum, Helsinki

Bill Viola: Inner Journey
22 September 2021 – 27 February 2022

Bill Viola, Night Vigil (detail), 2005/2009. Photo: Kira Perov © Bill Viola Studio

 

235 Media has taken over the technical planning and realization and supplied the video and audio technology – as always when the Bill Viola Studio exhibits in Europe.

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IMAI – Inter Media Art Institute

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IMAI – Inter Media Art Institute

Anniversary

 

The IMAI – Inter Media Art Institute in Düsseldorf turns 15 years old. The founders and managing directors of 235 Media, Axel Wirths and Ulrich Leistner, congratulate!

RTL

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Holocircle

RTL: Team Wallraff – Reporter Undercover
Broadcast date: September 9, 2021

 

235 Media co-conceived the RTL-HOLOCIRCLE appearance in cooperation with EYE SYSTEMS, created the content and provided the technical equipment and the video operator.

Museum Ludwig

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Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Boaz Kaizman. Green Area
September 3, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln/Marleen Scholten © Boaz Kaizman

 

 

235 Media designed, provided and installed all the technology for the elaborate video/audio installation – 16 videos on 7 projectors, surround sound and individual audio experience via headphones.

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Museum Ludwig

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Boaz Kaizman. Green Area”
3 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

For the celebratory year “2021. 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany”, the Museum Ludwig has invited the artist Boaz Kaizman (born 1962 in Tel Aviv, lives and works in Cologne) to develop a new work that will enter the museum’s collection following the exhibition. The large-format video installation created by Boaz Kaizman consists of a total of 16 films projected in a complex choreography by seven video projectors onto two walls of the large exhibition hall. The spatial sound also follows compositional principles, but the sound tracks of all the films can also be listened to individually in their entirety via headphones.

235 Media designed, provided and installed all the technology for the elaborate video/audio installation.

Museum Ludwig

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

DECEM­BER 12TH 2020 – JU­NE 13TH 2021

 

 

235 Media installed several room-sized monitor and projection works.

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Museum Ludwig

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Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Andy Warhol Now
Decem­ber 12th 2020 – Ju­ne 13th 2021

Andy Warhol is without a doubt the number one Pop artist. The Museum Ludwig in Cologne is dedicating a major retrospective to him with over one hundred works. Alongside art-historical icons such as the Elvis Presley, Electric Chair and Marilyn Monroe Series or Campbell’s Soup Cans and Brillo Boxes, the exhibition also presents films and other media works that perhaps most clearly reveal Warhol’s interest in a diverse, queer counterculture that was based in his New York studio, the Factory. The exhibition is evidence that Andy Warhol’s work remains highly relevant in our time, when an ever-increasing number of people are calling for the recognition and promotion of cultural and gender diversity.

235 Media installed several room-sized monitor and projection works. These included “Screen Tests,” with a projection area of nearly 80 square meters, and “Exploding Plastic Inevitable,” a spatial installation with 14 monitors.

“Screen Tests” (1964–66) are a series of black-and-white film portraits. They show a variety of people – usually from the neck up against plain backgrounds – many of whom were part of the mid-1960s New York cultural scene. Under Warhol’s direction, the sitters attempted to sit motionless for about three minutes while being filmed in slow motion. The films represented a new kind of portraiture – a slow-moving, almost still image of a person. The “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” was a series of multimedia events organized by Andy Warhol in 1966/67. They included performances by The Velvet Underground & Nico, screenings of Warhol’s films, and performances by Factory regulars.

Andy Warhol Now is a cooperation of Cologne’s Museum Ludwig and London’s Tate Modern. Other venues include the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado.

For copyright reasons, we only show images taken during the installation process and to document our own work.

Diversity United

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V., Bonn
Diversity United. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART. BERLIN. MOSCOW. PARIS.
June 9th – October 10th 2021

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the major European art exhibition Diversity United at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin on 8 June 2021. Diversity United presents an artistic tour d’horizon of Europe currently. The transnational exhibition shows paintings, sculptures, video art, new media, photographies, installations, drawings and object art by about 90 artists from 34 countries. They represent different generations, genders and regions and their work reflects the phenomenal diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene – from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey. The works on display shed light on themes such as freedom and democracy, migration and territory, political and personal identity, utopias and fears, which also revolve around the current pandemic. Diversity United reflects the complexity of the European idea and its social realities in a globalized world.

The exhibition is in cooperation with Petersburg Dialogue (Petersburger Dialog e.V.), Tempelhof Projects (Tempelhof Projekt GmbH) and the Tretyakov Gallery. Diversity United is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

235 Media was responsible for planning and installing all media installations by, among others, Christian Boltanski, Ulla von Brandenburg, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Richard Mosse, Anri Sala, Tristan Schulze, Luc Tuymans and Nil Yalter.

Other stops include the New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

A bilingual media guide app (EN|DE) is available for free download from the Apple Store and Google Play under the title “Diversity United”.

More information is available online at www.diversity-united.com and www.stiftungkunst.de.

Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V.

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V. , Bonn

June 2021

235 Media provided the setup of media installations for the exhibition Diversity United in Hangar 2+3 of Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. The exhibition was opened on June 8 by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

 

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

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Sudetendeutsches Museum München

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CLIENT: Sudetendeutsches Museum München
October 2020

For the Sudetendeutsches Museum in Munich 235 Media designed and realized over 30 media installations.

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MAKK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne

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CLIENT: MAKK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne

January 13th – June 14th 2020

The Museum of Applied Arts Cologne is dedicating its first monographic exhibition to the collective with “Design Gruppe Pentagon”.

 

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Draiflessen Collection

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CLIENT: Draiflessen Collection

Oktober 11th 2020 – February 7th 2021

In the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen, the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball (*1959) devotes himself to the work and perception of the expressionist painter Emil Nolde (1867-1956).

 

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NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne

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CLIENT: NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne

November 2020

The City of Cologne’s NS Documentation Center expands its educational offerings with an interactive game for the promotion of democracy.

 

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Alexander König Gesellschaft

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CLIENT: Alexander König Gesellschaft

August 2020

For the new exhibition area “Regenwald im Netzwerk” of the Museum Alexander Koenig we realized an interactive installation about the rain forest.

 

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Slawenburg Raddusch

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CLIENT: Slawenburg Raddusch
October 2020

In the course of lignite mining in the Lusatian mining district, extensive archaeological excavations were undertaken, which contributed significantly to the understanding of the cultural and historical development of the region. Among other things, an early medieval Slavic fortification was discovered, which was reconstructed at its original location. It houses one of the most modern archaeological exhibitions in Germany.

Original finds are impressively presented in showcases. Overall historical contexts, but also interesting details, are conveyed in the form of text, film and animation on the latest digital media.

235 Media installed four projections, eight interactive touch monitors and nine additional showcase monitors. In addition, a media guide was created to complement the knowledge transfer.

Draiflessen Collection

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CLIENT: Draiflessen Collection
Interaktive Books
November 2020

The Draiflessen Collection has an extensive collection of books and prints, which is one of the most important Dutch special libraries for the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection of approximately 4000 objects includes many delicate specimens of high antiquarian value, so it is not accessible to every visitor. In order to present some selected pieces to a wide audience, 235 Media developed interactive books.

At first glance, this medium looks like an ordinary book made of bound paper with blank pages. But only a few moments after opening, the pages are filled with life through a combination of camera recognition and front projection. In combination with hand-painted pages, this results in a fascinating interplay of digital and analog media with high haptic quality.

235 Media created several interactive books that are permanently displayed in the archive rooms. In addition, further books were produced for the exhibitions “Seestücke” (November 5, 2020 – May 9, 2021) and “Vom Wesen der Landschaft” (September 6, 2019 – February 16, 2020).

Draiflessen Collection

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CLIENT: Draiflessen Collection
Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball
Oktober 11th 2020 – February 7th 2021

In the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen, the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball (*1959) devotes himself to the work and perception of the expressionist painter Emil Nolde (1867-1956). In the context of the exhibition Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball”, Kuball examines discourses on the historical person and deals, among other things, with mechanisms of artistic self-staging.

235 Media installed six space-filling projections with a size of up to 49 square meters.

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Cologne

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CLIENT: MAK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
Design Gruppe Pentagon
January 13th – June 14th 2020

The Museum für Angewandte Kunst is dedicating its first monographic exhibition to the collective with “Design Gruppe Pentagon”. Founded in 1985 by Gerd Arens, Wolfgang Laubersheimer, Reinhard Müller, Ralph Sommer, and Meyer Voggenreiter, the members quickly became protagonists of New German Design. They combined materials such as steel and plexiglass not only with stone, rubber and leather, but also with everyday objects. In 1987, the collective was part of documenta 8 and at the Biennale in São Paulo with the project “Café Casino”.

In the central exhibition hall of the MAK, the group’s furniture is presented in a space-consuming installation. The works are positioned in front of a huge projection surface. A film collage can be seen on it, which reflects on the 1980s and thus places the works in a historical context.

235 Media produced an almost borderless projection surface 17 m wide and 5.2 m high for this purpose, which was installed behind the podium with the staged design objects and pieces of furniture. The 90 square meters projection surface was fed by two 15,000 ANSI lumen projectors using the softedge method and a video server as feed. The projection was adapted using mapping technology in such a way that the pieces of furniture staged on the podium were cut out of the projection and could not cast any shadows.

NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne

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CLIENT: NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne
Tristan da Cunha – Adventure Democracy on an Island
November 2020

The City of Cologne’s NS Documentation Center is the largest local memorial site in the Federal Republic of Germany dedicated to commemorating, communicating and researching the Nazi era. The 3rd floor of the building will be converted in the course of a spatial expansion into a fictitious place of experience, in which the participants can deal with various social issues. The “House of Remembrance and Democracy” is thus expanding its educational offerings with an interactive game for the promotion of democracy: “Tristan da Cunha – Adventure Democracy on an Island”

In the course of the game, visitors pass through 12 rooms. In the style of the game idea known as “Escape Room”, groups of 5 visitors each playfully solve social problems and questions. The visitor guidance is realized by a targeted combination of audiovisual means, with recurring sound, light and video elements guiding the participants through the rooms.

235 Media planned the complex media technology and a complete networking of the rooms including a central control room. In addition, 235 Media designed the programming structure as well as the light and sound design.

Sudetendeutsches Museum

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CLIENT: Sudetendeutsches Museum

October 2020

In October 2020, the Sudeten German Museum opened in the middle of Munich with an impressive building on the edge of the Isar river. The building and the exhibition were designed according to the most modern museum presentation concepts with the participation of German and Czech scientists and historians. It is the new centerpiece of the remembrance of the history, fate and cultural achievements of the 19 different German-speaking population groups that lived for centuries in the Kingdom of Bohemia and the later Czech Republic.

On five levels, the themes of homeland and faith, economy and culture, nationalism and the nation state, loss and expulsion as well as post-war years and new beginnings are conveyed in German, Czech and English.

The Büro Hermanns consortium from Münster as well as Winkels Interior Design Exhibition and 235 Media as general contractor took over the complete realization from the exhibition idea to the turnkey handover.

In addition to around 900 exhibits, more than 30 media installations designed and realized by 235 Media paint a vivid picture of a multi-faceted culture: two interactive media tables, an 18-monitor video wall, a multi-vision projection on a curved, five-meter-wide projection screen, a space-consuming multimedia environment, a plastic rear-projection installation, a trilingual multimedia museum guide and numerous interactive video and audio stations.

Partners:
Dr. Ulrich Hermanns Ausstellung Medien Transfer GmbH
Winkels Interior Design Exhibition GmbH

Alexander König Gesellschaft

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CLIENT: Alexander König Gesellschaft
Rainforest Consumer Table
August 2020

For the new exhibition area “Regenwald im Netzwerk” of the Museum Alexander Koenig we realized an interactive installation about the rain forest.

The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) is one of the largest natural history research museums in Germany. In its new section it is dedicated to the importance of the rainforest ecosystem. The so-called “rainforest consumer table” illustrates how the individual consumer behavior of the visitors affects the sensitive habitat.

There are two interactive workstations, each equipped with five everyday objects. When the objects are touched, projections onto the table surface are triggered.

The pedestal in the middle of the table is a plexiglass cube, into which a detailed miniature model of a piece of rainforest is embedded. The leaf canopy of the trees towers above the table surface and serves as a projection surface on which various “health states” of the rainforest are depicted. Through pixel-exact projection-mapping, detailed representations and unusual perspectives are created.

LEDs integrated in the table pedestal also adapt to the rainforest conditions and thus vary the lighting of the miniature model.

Atmospheric sounds support the respective visualizations. These reach the player through directional loudspeakers and do not scatter into other exhibition areas.

Video Visionen

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Video Visionen: Die Medienkunstagentur 235 Media als Alternative im Kunstmarkt

April 2020

In “Video Visionen: Medienkunstagentur 235 Media als Alternative im Kunstmarkt” Renate Buschmann and Jessica Nitsche present for the first time the decisive influence of 235 Media on the development of video and media art as well as the agency’s distribution, production and mediation strategies since the 1980s. The agency was formed out of subcultures, on the basis of media utopias and in close connection with the music culture of those years. 235 Media has been an important platform for many artists and has both initiated production processes and developed curatorial concepts. For a long time, 235 Media was the only video art distributor in Germany to offer an alternative to the traditional art market.

“Video Visionen: Die Medienkunstagentur 235 Media als Alternative im Kunstmarkt” (Edition Medienwissenschaft, Vol. 62) was released by transcript publishing, April 2020, 366 pages.

SEASON’S GREETINGS

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Nationalpark-Besucherzentrum Brockenhaus

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CLIENT: Nationalpark-Besucherzentrum Brockenhaus
NATURA 2000
October 2019

In October 2019, the Brockenhaus in the middle of the Harz National Park opened the new permanent exhibition “The Brocken as part of the NATURA 2000 protected areas network”. Visitors are extensively informed about all relevant national park topics and are made aware of the rare animal and plant species that are sensitive to interference. For this purpose, 235 Media developed scenographies with complex environments and media installations.

The exhibition begins with an interactive topographic model of Germany’s highest low mountain region. A broad spectrum of information is presented on 220 x 150 cm – from the history of the Harz Mountains to suggestions for visiting the national park. The individual themes are accompanied by illustrative slide shows on a large-format wall monitor and spoken texts, which can be heard via one-hand handsets and multimedia guides.

At the heart of the exhibition is an immersive forest simulation, which portrays the forest change in the Harz National Park in ten multimedia scenes that merge into one another. Here, the biological complexity of the natural processes during the gradual change from spruce forest to new wilderness becomes visible. Video projections, which are organically interwoven with the forest scenery, bring the forest in the Brockenhaus to life. In each forest area, a multi-channel sound design creates an individual auditory atmosphere that reacts dynamically to visitor interactions. In this exhibition area, modified VR glasses designed as panoramic binoculars serve as an in-depth information medium. Depending on the viewing direction, two films on the respective forest areas are offered in each of the four binoculars.

The video panoramas at the end of the exhibition are contemplative. In 130° video panoramas and with targeted 3D sound, the Brockenurwald, the so-called battle zone, and the top of the Brocken are portrayed in all four seasons. These unique habitats are presented with a selection of the animals found there, some of which are extremely rare.

235 Media conceived and realized the entire exhibition as general contractor in cooperation with ntk Düsseldorf.

Nationalpark-Besucherzentrum Brockenhaus

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CLIENT: Nationalpark-Besucherzentrum Brockenhaus
Natura 2000
October 2019

In October 2019, the Brockenhaus in the middle of the Harz National Park opened the new permanent exhibition “The Brocken as part of the NATURA 2000 protected areas network”. Visitors are extensively informed about all relevant national park topics and are made aware of the rare animal and plant species that are sensitive to interference. For this purpose, 235 Media developed scenographies with complex environments and media installations.

 

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