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Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung

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Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung
23 April 2024

Helmut Schmidt, the fifth Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, not only shaped his hometown of Hamburg as a politician, publicist, and thought leader, but also had a significant impact on Germany as a whole and on international politics. The Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation addresses the central question: “Who was Helmut Schmidt?” and has been offering insights into Schmidt’s life and work through various exhibitions since 2017.

For several months, the new traveling exhibition “Challenging Democracy” will explore the multifaceted life and work of Schmidt. It will particularly focus on topics such as internal and external security, energy and the environment, as well as economic and social issues. At several interactive stations, visitors will have the opportunity to engage directly and contribute to a democratic understanding of politics.

235 Media was tasked with creating the media productions, programming, and screen design. This also included developing and implementing a four-minute animated film and producing several interview films with the exhibition organizers. Additionally, 235 Media was responsible for producing the entire exhibition, which included a total of nine modules equipped with various graphic elements and other components. Our responsibilities encompassed work planning, graphics production, and exhibit construction.

Wittenberg Lutherhaus

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Client: Die LutherMuseen
01 DEZEMBER 2023 – 06 JANUAR 2025

The Luther House was built in 1504 as the original Augustinian monastery and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. It was given its current name because Martin Luther worked and lived there with his family after the Reformation.
Due to renovation work, the Luther House cannot be visited until 2025. However, to give visitors an opportunity to gain an insight into Luther’s life, there will be a special exhibition in the front building, known as the Augusteum. From December 1, 2023 to January 6, 2025, the exhibition “Literally Luther. The Reformer from A to Z” will be presented there.

235 Media realized a large-format, immersive spatial projection that picks up on themes from Luther’s life. Visitors are led into a boundless dimension by the room-filling projection and can thus immerse themselves in the subject matter.

The concept and production come from Dr. Ulrich Hermann’s exhibition Medien Transfer GmbH, Münster.

Museum la Boverie, Lüttich

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CLIENT: MUSEUM LA BOVERIE

21 OCTOBER 2023 TO 28 APRIL 2024

La Boverie Museum in Liège is presenting “Sculptor of Time”, a major solo exhibition by the American artist Bill Viola.
In collaboration with Tempora and Bill Viola Studio, the museum is presenting the first Belgian exhibition of international standing to honor the work of the renowned video artist. Viola’s works are technically impressive, simultaneously grandiose and intimate, complex and surprisingly accessible, spectacular and deeply human. The sources of inspiration for his installations are diverse and rooted in Western and Eastern art traditions and various spiritual philosophies. They are imbued with a humanism with a universal character.
La Boverie presents 17 works by Bill Viola, including 5 large-scale installations. Among other things, visitors can expect to see the rarely shown works “Slowly Turning Narrative” and “Going Forth by Day” and an impressive version of the work “Fire Woman/ Tristan’s Ascension”, which is presented on an 8 m high canvas.

235 Media has produced a re-build of the 1992 work “Heaven & Earth” for this exhibition, commissioned by Bill Viola Studio,
and technically reworked the work “Slowly Turning Narrative” from 1992 (which we already rebuilt in 2017).
Furthermore, 235 Media was involved in the technical planning of the exhibition and carried out the complete technical realization.

Schauwerk Sindelfingen

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CLIENT: SCHAUWERK SINDELFINGEN

24 SEPTEMBER 2023 TO 01 APRIL 2024

The SCHAUWERK in Sindelfingen is presenting the comprehensive exhibition “Return to the Real” by artist Doug Aitken from September 24, 2023 to April 1, 2024. His works, including video installations, sculptures and photographs, explore social themes such as alienation, isolation and the relationships between humans, nature and technology.

Highlights of the exhibition include the video installations “Migration” from 2008 and the new work “Wilderness” from 2022, which shows everyday life on the beach in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic. Another installation, “migration (empire)” from 2008, presents abandoned cities and animals in motel rooms across the USA. In addition, the installations “3 Modern Figures (don’t forget to brathe)” from 2018 and “All doors open” from 2019, which address the fusion of the digital and the real as well as the fragmentation of space and time, will also be presented.

235 Media realized the technical planning as well as the construction and projection mapping. In addition, both the media technology and the media planning were taken over.

Dithmarscher Landesmuseum

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Client: District Dithmarschen
30 SEPTEMBER 2023

The Dithmarscher Landesmuseum presents the regional history of Dithmarschen up to 1867, with a focus on low tide, high tide, dyke construction, landscape development and settlement. Partially listed buildings and accessible rooms take visitors on a regional journey through time, including the famous courtroom of Markus Swyn from 1568. Other topics are also covered, such as evidence of Dithmarschen’s peasant republic, especially from the Middle Ages and early modern times, as well as a rich collection of textiles, toys and furniture.

In a three-year renovation project, the listed building will be modernized and a new building will serve to expand the museum. As a result of this measure, the exhibitions will be redesigned and renewed with digital exhibits. The focus here is on accessibility, both in terms of physical access and to the content of the exhibitions.

235 Media is creating numerous new media stations, room installations and animations. Here, analog and digital representations intertwine, inviting visitors to participate and creating an inclusive visitor experience.

Carolyn Lazards/Haegue Yang

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Client: Museum Ludwig
10 AUGUST 2023 TO 31 AUGUST 2025

Every two years, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne presents contemporary art from its collection. This year’s theme focuses on different understandings of time.

Carolyn Lazard’s work “Extended Stay” consists of an articulated arm attachment used in medical facilities. A monitor is attached to the end of it, on which television programs are shown in an endless loop, alternating every 90 seconds. The visitors take on the perspective of patients who have a longer stay in hospital due to illness.

Haegue Yang’s installation “Mountains of Encounter” focuses on a meeting between the Korean independence fighter Kim San and the US journalist Nym Wales (aka Helen Foster Snow) in the Chinese mountain region of Yan’an. The red blinds are reminiscent of the mountain formations, which are given a menacing effect through the use of light. In this abstract new structure, cultural codes from East and West are placed next to and in dialog with each other.

235 Media supports the two artists Carolyn Lazard and Haegue Yang in the implementation of their art and realizes the media installations.

Cao Fei / Doug Rosman, Brühl

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Client: Max Ernst Museum
27 AUGUST 2023

The exhibition “Surreal Futures” can be visited at the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl until January 28, 2024. Artists from a total of 19 countries will be showing their hybrid works of digital and media art in the form of performance art, installations and collages. All works are united under the overarching theme of surrealism, reflecting our world and spectacular future scenarios.
In addition to these many different works, visitors will also find testimonies of Max Ernst, which enter into an exciting dialog with the contemporary works.

235 Media supports the two artists Cao Fei and Doug Rosman in the realization of their art. In addition, the media technology in other exciting installations will be realized by 235 Media.

In her installation, Cao Fei creates a hybrid of human, octopus and machine, which floats above two portrait-format monitors.
Doug Rosman’s video work depicts a fluid body that deforms in a seemingly endless movement and writhes around in a dance. With the help of artificial intelligence, this self-portrait of the artist duplicates and dissolves again and again.

Naturmuseum Südtirol, Bozen

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Client: Naturmuseum Südtirol
From July 2023

The South Tyrol Museum of Nature presents the outstanding regional diversity to visitors in one of the permanent exhibitions. The main focus here is on the diversity of species and their adaptation to changing living conditions and environments as well as the interaction between humans and nature.

Visitors experience the special features of the different habitats and their connections to each other through several geographical sections, among other things. Within this exhibition area, we produced the interactive installation on the topic of “historical geographical place names of South Tyrol” in 2022, in which visitors are offered the opportunity to explore the complete German toponymy of South Tyrol with more than 179 thousand field names as an interactive atlas.

235 Media realized the media planning, programming, media technology and screen design.

Arche Nebra, Nebra

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Client: Kulturbetriebe Burglandkreis
21 JUNE 2023

The visitor center “Arche Nebra” was reopened with new highlights and barrier-free access. It is located near the site where the Nebra Sky Disk was found, a 3600-year-old bronze disk that is considered the oldest known concrete representation of the sky. New attractions include a high-definition planetarium show designed and implemented in a fulldome theater by 235 Media.

The planetarium show offers visitors a fascinating experience by taking them on an immersive journey through the cosmos. Using state-of-the-art technology, the stars, planets and galaxies are displayed in breathtaking clarity and detail. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the fascinating secrets of the universe and learn more about the Nebra Sky Disk and its significance to the history of astronomy.

The scope of services included execution planning, preparation and support of the tendering process and construction supervision until final approval.

Museum am Schölerberg, Osnabrück

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Client: Museum am Schölerberg
21 JUNE 2023

The Museum am Schölerberg in Osnabrück opens a new permanent exhibition on 1,800 square meters and takes visitors on a unique journey through time. The main theme is the development of life, ranging from the birth of our planet to the present and futuristic city models. Particular emphasis is placed on the region and its history.

The exhibition is divided into five areas, which highlight the topics of evolution, biodiversity and climate change from different perspectives in numerous interactive stations: Astronomy, Water, Forest, Open Land and Urban Life.

235 Media was responsible for the technical realization as well as special constructions within the exhibition. Especially the interactive stations like the whispering floor or the mushroom telephone, with which the visitors* perceive the exhibition as an exploration tour through time, are highlights of the exhibition.

Marta Herford, Herford

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CLIENT: Marta Herford Museum

17 JUNE 2023 TO 15 OCTOBER 2023

From June 17, 2023 to October 15, 2023, the exhibition “SHIFT – AI and a future community” could be visited at the Marta Herford Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
Nine international artists take a stand on the complex social contexts of AI, reflect on this topic and make it tangible for visitors. The result is an exciting exchange between humans, nature and technology that asks and answers questions and opens up new perspectives.

235 Media is supporting the two artists Hito Steyerl and Philippe Parreno with the implementation. Hito Steyerl’s installation comprises an immersive projected live simulation articulated in the form of a narrative video that combines different sources and aesthetics. Philippe Parreno’s work shows 64 image sequences in high-end CGI, which are controlled and continuously developed by an AI.

Michael Pinsky, The Final Bid

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MICHAEL PINSKY, THE FINAL BID

26.05. – 07.06. 2023 BEI 235 MEDIA, AM KÖLNER BRETT 1, KÖLN

The installation “The Final Bid” by British artist Michael Pinsky questions our consumer behavior and its impact on the environment. It is surprising that the majority of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the consumption of things like furniture, clothing or appliances and not by air travel, energy consumption or food. The project promotes an economy of reuse by collecting used chairs that are then sold through an online auction. This creates an ever-changing sculptural ensemble. The installation height of each chair increases as the bidding increases, representing the evolving value of the object. However, the sculptural presence of the exhibition is only a moment in the chairs’ journey to reuse, as they will find a new home elsewhere after the exhibition.

“The Final Bid” plays with the idea of collecting artifacts and the appreciation they gain when placed in a new context. While some of the chairs may have significant sentimental value, they may generally have little commercial value. In the tradition of the readymade, they are momentarily ripped from their functional use and become sculptures to be contemplated rather than just pieces of furniture to be sat upon.

We are celebrating forty years of 235 Media as part of Passages 2023.

Bids could be placed on-site or online. Proceeds were donated to Doctors Without Borders.

 

With the kind support of the Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen.

Michael Pinsky, THE FINAL BID, 2022, first time realized at the Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen.

C/O POP Festival 2022 & 2023, Cologne

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Client: Cologne on pop GmbH
26. APRIL 2023

The “c/o pop” festival has been held in Cologne since 2004 and has been bringing national and international acts from the fields of electro, indie and related styles to Cologne’s indoor and outdoor stages ever since. The festival also includes numerous special events that focus on presenting and promoting up-and-coming artists and young talents from the region.

The c/o pop Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2023. There were over 30 stages with many artists. Highlights included performances by Joris with the WDR Funkhausorchester and OG Keemo at Schauspiel Köln. The c/o pop Convention also took place on April 27 and 28 with discussions on topics such as social washing, female empowerment and digital marketing.

In 2022 as well as 2023, 235 Media projected a video onto the 44-metre-high Helios Tower in Ehrenfeld as part of the overall branding of the “c/o pop” festival. Logos from various institutions and the unique festival branding could then be admired on the tower for the duration of the festival.

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

Bill Viola Studio, Milan

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CLIENT: BILL VIOLA STUDIO

24 FEBRUARY TO 25 JUNE 2023

It is the first exhibition of works by Bill Viola in Milan: Palazzo Reale will host fifteen masterpieces by Bill Viola, representing a cross-section of his entire body of work spanning 30 years.

The exhibition is part of Milano Art Week (April 11-16, 2023). As always when Bill Viola exhibits in Europe, our team has been commissioned to install the artworks and set up the necessary technology.

Bill Viola at Palazzo Reale

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CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio

February 24 to June 25, 2023

This is the first exhibition of Bill Viola’s artworks in Milan: 15 pieces spanning 30 years are on display at Palazzo Reale – installed by 235 Media.

Michael Pinsky

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Client: Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen

The topic of sustainability is also taking an increasingly prominent place in the visual arts. In his installation THE FINAL BID at the Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, British artist Michael Pinsky addressed the issue of reusing things instead of buying new ones. 144 used chairs were auctioned off in an elaborate auction installation. The auction status of the individual chairs was indicated by how high they floated in the air. The bids created a kinetic ensemble of objects that changed constantly.

To breathe life into the installation, we converted each of the 144 electric motorized winches and made them network-compatible. We also developed the control software that allowed each winch to be controlled individually. On an online auction platform, interested parties placed their bids on the individual chairs, which were then converted into control commands for the motorized winches via our network.

Finally, our technical team carried out the elaborate installation and setup of the 144 winches in the MAIN SPACE of the Draiflessen Collection.

Images: Michael Pinsky, THE FINAL BID, © Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen/Michael Pinsky, Photos: Henning Rogge

Season’s Greetings 2022

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We wish all partners, friends and customers relaxing holidays and a good start into the new year!

Artmuseum Bonn

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Client: Artmuseum Bonn
30 November 2022

The work “Remagine” by artist Olafur Eliasson, created in 2002, consists of 12 spotlights that project immaterial spaces onto walls with their beam of light. The spotlights are controlled by a computer program and switch on and off accordingly, creating a complex interplay of the illusion of central-perspective spatial alignments and spatial doublings.
Light plays a key role in many of Eliasson’s works, and he also makes use of the four elements. With this methodology, the viewer’s perception is deceived and experimentally distorted.

The Kunstmuseum Bonn is taking up Eliasson’s work again in 2022 and presenting it in a restored form. 235 Media has taken over the renewal of the computer programming and lighting control.

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier

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CLIENT: Stadtmuseum Simeonstift

JUNE 25 to NOVEMBER 27, 2022

In the exhibition “The Legacy of Rome. Visions and Myths in Art”, the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier explores the traces that the fall of the Roman Empire left behind in the emergence of various state formations. Visitors are guided through the history of the mythification of the fall of the empire up to the 19th century.

Over the following centuries, the leaders of the most diverse nations increasingly developed into legendary heroic figures: Arminius in Germany, Vercingetorix in France, Boudicca in England etc. became the central figures of slowly developing nations. The tales of the Nibelungs, Dietrich von Bern and Uther Pendragon processed the events in a legendary way and thus contributed to the formation of the identity of modern European nations. The burgeoning nationalism led to numerous imaginative depictions of the respective heroes defending “their” country against “Roman oppression”.

235 Media designed and realized several interactive media stations. The “Heroes against Rome” station, for example, offers visitors the choice between three historical figures that can be placed in a table recess as RFID objects and thus start film clips on a corresponding monitor.

Michael Pinsky – The Final Bid

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144 individually controllable winches make 144 chairs float in Michael Pinsky’s installation.

Museum der Moderne (Rupertinum), Salzburg

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CLIENT: MUSEUM DER MODERNE

16 JULY TO 30 OCTOBER 2022

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents a comprehensive exhibition of the fifty-year oeuvre of the renowned video artist Bill Viola. The exhibition includes a selection of his impressive works, which deal with existential themes such as life, death, transformation and rebirth. Viola combines visionary poetics with cutting-edge technology to create visually powerful works; conventional visual habits are broken. The exhibition focuses on the basic conditions and potentials of human existence, exploring themes such as the human body, orders of time, spirituality and transcendence. Special attention is given to Viola’s video-sound installation “The Raft,” which is a universal metaphor for the threat to human life. The exhibition invites visitors to discover the fascinating works of Bill Viola and to engage with the central questions of human existence.

The museum has commissioned 235 Media with the technical realization of all installations.

MuseumMobil, Traveling exhibition

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Client: Foundation House of History
North Rhine-Westphalia

26 SEPTEMBER 2022

Following the major anniversary exhibition “75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia” in the Behrensbau in Düsseldorf, the exhibition is touring NRW in a condensed format. Over the next four years, the specially developed “MuseumMobil” will stop for ten to twelve days in each of the state’s 53 districts and independent cities. Visitors can bring their personal objects and stories to the mobile on “collection days” and thus participate in building up the collection of the new museum “House of History of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia”.

235 Media had already developed interactive media applications in the Düsseldorf exhibition, which were then adapted for the MuseumMobil. In addition, 235 Media produced three new applications that, among other things, offer immersion levels for the exhibits on display in the mobile.

MuseumMobil

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The large 75-year exhibition is now on the road through NRW in the MuseumMobil – with new interactive applications from 235 Media.

Centraal Museum, Utrecht

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CLIENT: CENTRAAL MUSEUM

08 OCTOBER 2022 TO 15 JANUARY 2023

The exhibition “Double Act” showed video installations from the collection of the Kramlich family, next to the 17th century painting collection of the Centraal Museum. Contemporary greats such as Bill Viola, Marina Abramović, Bruce Nauman and Steve McQueen meet top works by well-known Utrecht painters Abraham Bloemaert, Roeland Saverij, Jan van Scorel, Dirck van Baburen and Gerard van Honthorst. The combination acts as a mirror for the soul.

The museum commissioned 235 Media to realize the room installation by Bill Viola.

Maria and Ana de Alvear – “Ancestors” (world premiere)

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Client: Haus der Musik Innsbruck

On March 11, 2022, the piece “Ahnen” for chamber orchestra and multi-screen video projection by Maria and Ana de Alvear was premiered in the Great Hall of Haus der Musik Innsbruck. The title “Ahnen” (Ancestors) plays with the double meaning of the German word involving both ancestors and foreshadowing.

Madrid-born composer Maria de Alvear lives in Germany and Spain and seeks to reveal connections between different cultures and different art forms in her works. Video works by her sister, visual artist Ana de Alvear, often serve as inspiration and components of the compositions.

“Ahnen” was written in 2007 for two voices, hurdy-gurdy and video, but has now been performed as an orchestral work by the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra.

235 Media handled the elaborate projection mapping onto the two narrow acoustic side walls and the back wall behind the orchestra, making the performance an intense immersive experience.

Hito Steyerl “Power Plants”

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Client: Museum Ostwall, Dortmund

FLOWERS! Flowers in 20th and 21st Century Art

With 180 works by almost 50 artists*, the exhibition “FLOWERS! Flowers in 20th and 21st Century Art” offers a comprehensive overview of the motif of the flower in the art of the past and present century. The multi-channel video environment “Power Plants” by Hito Steyerl from 2019, set up by 235 Media in the Dortmunder U, is an example of the media-artistic further development of a theme that has inspired artists since the Baroque period until today.

The environment developed by Hito Steyerl consists of 18 LED video modules in different sizes from 50 x 100 cm to 100 x 200 cm and 18 LED text modules arranged in three steel frames. Each monitor-text unit is a “power plant” video sculpture created by neural networks. They form a virtual garden consisting of plants with ecological, medical and political powers. Here Hito Steyerl connects the concept of ruderal vegetation (from the Latin rudus ‘debris’), which sets itself up on fallow or devastated land that has been overused or kept free of vegetation, with the automated systems of reproduction and distribution of images and their effects on political systems that she has studied many times.

360°-Kino im Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt

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Kunde: Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt

Syltdome – Deutschlands nördlichstes (360°) Kino

Mit der Errichtung des 360°-Kinos, dem „Syltdome“, erhielt das Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt ein ganz besonderes Highlight. 235 Media übernahm die Konzeption von Innenraumgestaltung, Medientechnik, Raumakustik und Lichtdesign sowie die Planung der Lüftungstechnik.

Für das visuelle Erlebnis sorgen fünf 4K-Projektoren mit jeweils 5000 ANSI Lumen. Der Zuspielserver ist im Technikraum ca. 50 Meter vom Kino entfernt untergebracht und die Signalspeisung erfolgt latenzfrei und synchron. Ein ausgeklügeltes Beleuchtungskonzept sorgt in Abstimmung mit der Showsteuerung für „Ambient Sound & Light“ für die Wartezeit zwischen den Shows.

Im Lüftungskonzept kam das Quellluftprinzip zur Anwendung. Dabei strömt die Zuluft im Fußbodenbereich ein, die punktuell erwärmte Luft steigt hoch und wird abgesaugt. Für die Einhaltung gebotener Sicherheitsaspekte standen die Entrauchung, der Brandschutz und die Fluchtwegplanung im Fokus. Im Sinne der Barrierefreiheit wurden zwei Rollstuhlplätze eingeplant, Braille-Beschilderung und Bodenbelagswechsel für Menschen mit visuellen Beeinträchtigungen vorgesehen.

Um der visuellen 360°-Filmprojektion eine auditive Entsprechung zu geben, werden 31 Lautsprecher und vier Subwoofer nach dem Prinzip der Wellenfeldsynthese mit der Technologie des „Spacial Audio Designer – Processor (SAD-P)” gespeist. Dadurch entsteht der Eindruck einer objekthaften Wahrnehmung von Sound im Raum. Um eine störende Beschallung der umliegenden Ausstellungsbereiche zu vermeiden, wurden diverse Schallschutzmaßnahmen realisiert.

Neben den eigens produzierten Filmen für „Kräfte der Nordsee“ wird das Kino zusätzlich auch außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten als Full-Dome-Kino und Veranstaltungsort genutzt.

In Zusammenarbeit mit ntk, Düsseldorf, FH Glücksburg, Bergmann Bauingenieure, ka-Plus Ingenierbüro Vollert, JF-Architekten, Moll Akustik

Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt

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Kunde: Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt

Ausstellungsbereich „Kräfte der Nordsee“

Das Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt stellt auf 1500 Quadratmetern den vielfältigen Lebensraum Wattenmeer für Besucher*innen aller Altersstufen vor. Es zeigt die Vielfalt, Schönheit und Dynamik der Meere und Küsten, die Entstehung und Geschichte von Sylt, aber auch die Naturgewalten, die auf die Insel einwirken.

Die Erweiterung und Neugestaltung des 300 Quadratmeter großen Ausstellungsbereichs „Kräfte der Nordsee“ war eine logistische Herausforderung: Zunächst musste die Bestandsausstellung abgebaut werden, um Platz für ein Full-Dome-Kino, den „Sylt-Dome“ zu schaffen. Nach dem Bau des zylindrischen Kinosaals wurde die Ausstellung in runderneuerter Form wieder eingerichtet. Gemeinsam mit ntk hat 235 Media dem Ausstellungsbereich ein zeitgemäßes Erscheinungsbild gegeben und ihn technisch auf den neuesten Stand gebracht.

Mit Wellen und Wind stehen zwei Kräfte im Fokus, die permanent auf die Insel einwirken. In der mit vielen interaktiven Elementen versehenen Ausstellung werden diese Naturphänomene anschaulich erklärt. Eine der zentralen Medieninstallation ist der 10 Meter lange interaktive Wind-Wellenkanal, an dem der Zusammenhang von Windstärken und Wellenhöhen demonstriert wird. Sechs hinter dem Kanal montierte hochauflösende 75“-Monitore visualisieren naturgetreu verschiedene Wetterlagen und -stimmungen, während auf der darüber befindlichen Wand die jeweiligen Windstärken mittels Gobo-Projektionen angezeigt werden. An einem Bedienpult bestimmen die Besucher*innen die Wind- und Wellenverhältnisse.

Mit der Errichtung des 360°-Kinos, dem „Sylt Dome“, erhält das Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt ein weiteres Highlight. ntk und 235 Media übernahmen in Kooperation mit der US-amerikanischen Firma Evans & Sutherland die Konzeption von Innenraumgestaltung, eingesetzter Medientechnik, Raumakustik und Lichtdesign sowie die Planung der Lüftungstechnik (in Zusammenarbeit mit Ingenieurbüro Pahl und Jacobsen aus Heide). Deutschlands nördlichstes Kino hat einen Durchmesser von 10 Metern und bietet 45 Besucher*innen Platz. Zusätzlich verfügt es über 2 Plätze für Rollstuhlfahrer*innen. Mittels 5 Projektoren und einem mit 31 Lautsprechern und 4 Subwoofern bestückten Spatial- Sound-System ermöglicht der Sylt-Dome immersive, dreidimensionale Kinoerlebnisse. Neben dem von uns angestoßenen und von TVN, Hamburg, eigens produzierten Film für „Kräfte der Nordsee“ wird das Kino zusätzlich außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten als Full-Dome-Kino und Veranstaltungsort genutzt.

Partner:
nowakteufelknyrim | design & exhibition architecture, Düsseldorf
Evans & Sutherland, Salt Lake City, USA

Rotes Haus Monschau

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Client: moser_mahlstedt designbauwerk GmbH, Cologne

April 1, 2022

The Red House Monschau opened its revised and expanded permanent exhibition. The patrician house from the middle of the 18th century originally served as the home and central business premises of the Scheibler cloth-furnishing dynasty and today offers unique insights into late Baroque living and everyday life, pre-industrial cloth manufacturing processes and historical fashion trends as well as information about the wool route, which links the cultural heritage of the cloth-furnishing region in the three-country region around Aachen.

The new part of the exhibition is dedicated to the elaborate production of cloth with interactive monitor and projection installations – realised by 235 Media – and a media slider, vividly conveys the family’s trade relations and sheds light on the city’s history, which is interwoven with it. In a kind of practical application, elaborate weaving samples presented in pattern books can be projected vividly as waistcoats by visitors. An atmospheric experience is conveyed by an audiovisually staged projection that brings back to life the vaulted cellar supported by rusticated columns where wool was once washed.

Power2 Change – Mission energy transition

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Client: Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe

14 August 2022 – 11 December 2022

In the presence of the Federal Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger, the POWER2CHANGE – MISSION ENERGIEWENDE exhibition was opened at Henrichshütte Hattingen on Aug. 13, 2022. Four complex thematic islands explore the question of how new technologies can help to master the energy transition in order to stop climate change. The production of green electricity and alternative fuels, the use of CO₂ as a raw material for the chemical industry and many other topics are presented in a compact and comprehensible way with carefully curated exhibits.

235 Media designed and implemented four large interactive tangible tables, four analog hands-on exhibits, four digital solution games, two augmented reality stations and many other media stations using a wide variety of technologies for the traveling exhibition.

The exhibition will go to the Klimahaus Bremerhaven in December and will then be shown at five other locations in Germany.

Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg

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CLIENT: PALAZZO BONPARTE

05 MARCH TO 26 JUNE 2022

The exhibition “Icons of Light” at Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome is dedicated to Bill Viola. Curated by Viola’s wife Kira Perov, the exhibition features 10 works, including well-known works such as “Ascension” (2000) and the famous “Water Portraits” (2015). Viola’s works explore themes of life and death, incorporating contrasts between Eastern and Western cultures. The exhibition serves as a retrospective and offers a glimpse into Viola’s artistic journey over the past four decades, with video installations and projections depicting the evolution of video art. The exhibition creates an immersive and introspective atmosphere reminiscent of intimate spaces or sacred shrines, inviting visitors to make a deep visual and spiritual connection with the artworks.

The museum has commissioned 235 Media for the technical realization of all installations.

Animation of the NRW state coat of arms

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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

Posted by Lina Heuschen

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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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

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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 Lina Heuschen

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

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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.