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Sudetendeutsches Museum

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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.

 

Find out more on the Projectsite >>

OZEANEUM Stralsund

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CLIENT: Stiftung Deutsches Meeresmuseum
July 2019

For the opening of the exhibition „Kein Lärm Meer“ at the OZEANEUM Stralsund, we have realized a new interactive multi-touch table. It has four interaction points, each one giving the opportunity to explore three problems the ecosystem Baltic Sea is facing.

 

Find out more on the Projectsite >>

OZEANEUM Stralsund

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Stiftung Deutsches Meeresmuseum
The Baltic Sea – The sea in our midst
July 2019

For the opening of the exhibition „Kein Lärm Meer“ at the OZEANEUM Stralsund, we have realized a new interactive multi-touch table.

Plastic waste in the ocean, excessive traffic on sea routes and the destruction of shores caused by growing tourism are only three factors that threaten the Baltic Sea ecosystem. To alert the museum visitors to these dangers, we developed an 84 “(213 cm) 4K multi-touch table. It has four interaction points, each one giving the opportunity to explore three problems and possible solutions. The selected topics are located on a picture-filling Baltic map.

The OZEANEUM opened in the summer of 2008 and is part of the German Maritime Museum Foundation. In five fascinating permanent exhibitions, you can not only get extensive information about the exploration and exploitation of the oceans, but also marvel at true-to-scale whale models and watch real penguins training.

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Stiftung imai – inter media art institute
18th July 2019

Gudrun Barenbrock

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CLIENT: Gudrun Barenbrock
11th til 26th May 2019

On the occasion of the KunstFestSpiele 2019 in Hanover, strange plants and all sorts of animals filled the Arne Jacobsen foyer. This was all part of the “Greenhouse” sound and video installation by Cologne media artist Gudrun Barenbrock, who turned the glass cube into a walk-in ‘greenhouse for pictures’. This created a complex composition of fleeting, flowing and proliferating rhythms of light and sound.

Barenbrock’s work “Greenhouse” is based on her observations of nature during numerous trips to remote areas of Central Africa, North and South America, and Asia. They are momentary snapshots documenting order and diversity in the apparent chaos of nature. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Gudrun Barenbrock

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

KUNDE: Gudrun Barenbrock
11. Mai bis 26. Mai 2019

On the occasion of the KunstFestSpiele 2019 in Hanover, strange plants and all sorts of animals filled the Arne Jacobsen foyer. This was all part of the “Greenhouse” sound and video installation by Cologne media artist Gudrun Barenbrock, who turned the glass cube into a walk-in ‘greenhouse for pictures’. This created a complex composition of fleeting, flowing and proliferating rhythms of light and sound.

Barenbrock’s work “Greenhouse” is based on her observations of nature during numerous trips to remote areas of Central Africa, North and South America, and Asia. They are momentary snapshots documenting order and diversity in the apparent chaos of nature.

235 MEDIA planned and implemented the projection and playback technology. In cooperation with the artist, 235 MEDIA conducted extensive tests in order to select the optimum projection media, and developed the framework for the gauze surfaces. The semi-transparent projection surfaces inside the greenhouse created numerous optical effects, through which projections on the floor and ceiling were duplicated and reflected onto objects outside the building, on which they were still recognizable.

The artist published an extensive video documentation on Vimeo.

Photos: Gudrun Barenbrock, Helge Krückeberg

Hafenamt Dortmund

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KUNDE: Dortmunder Hafen AG
Mai 2019

The Alte Hafenamt (old harbour master’s office) was designed by city construction inspector and architect Friedrich Kullrich, and built in 1889. Just as it did in the past, it continues to serve as a landmark for skippers arriving in the port of Dortmund. The listed building is now home to the new “Shipping and Ports” permanent exhibition by Dortmunder Hafen AG, which provides information on shipping and modern port management. Visitors gain an insight into the history and current development of Dortmund’s port. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Bill Viola

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio
09th March til 01th September 2019

For the 1000th anniversary of the St. Moritz Church in Augsburg, the american media artist Bill Viola will show four major works from March to September 2019 under the title “Infinite Journey”.

Stiftung imai

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Now the time has finally come: The imai Foundation will get larger rooms at the Birkenstraße 47 in Düsseldorf, in the neighborhood of Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf and the Philara Collection and will be sharing an office floor with the Wim Wenders Foundation team.

Hafenamt Dortmund

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CLIENT: Dortmunder Hafen AG
26th March 2019

The Alte Hafenamt (old harbour master’s office) was designed by city construction inspector and architect Friedrich Kullrich, and built in 1889. Just as it did in the past, it continues to serve as a landmark for skippers arriving in the port of Dortmund. The listed building is now home to the new “Shipping and Ports” permanent exhibition by Dortmunder Hafen AG, which provides information on shipping and modern port management. Visitors gain an insight into the history and current development of Dortmund’s port.

One of the exhibition’s highlights is a multimedia projection that takes the birth and further development of Dortmund’s port and transports it virtually to the Alte Hafenamt. A quay wall running around the virtual dock gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of the show. From three sides, visitors can glimpse into the past, present and future of Dortmund’s port.

Further fields are opened up by a fascinating audio accompaniment, as well as old film footage of Dortmund and brief statements from various sectors of the port. Each topic can be selected individually, with the overall effect being to create a very personal impression of Dortmunder Hafen AG.

235 MEDIA designed and implemented the multimedia projection.

In cooperation with bild-werk Expo & Event GmbH.

Bill Viola

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CLIENT: EULEN S.A.
18th October 2018 til 24th February 2019

The american artist Bill Viola uses since the 1970s personal and universal experiences to shape his work, addressing his emotional and spiritual conflict with key metaphysical topics such as life, death and transformation.

The exhibition called “Via Mistica” took place in the Spanish city of Cuenca and showed 16 pieces of his art. The works of the media artist were appropriately distributed to four “sacred” places in the historic center of Cuenca. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

SEASON’S GREETINGS

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Dear customers, partners and friends,
we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

The 235 MEDIA team would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and the good cooperation.

tanz.tausch

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

From December 4th til 9th 2018, tanz.tausch – dance and performance festival will be offering for the seventh time a stage for contemporary dance in Cologne. The audience expects this year a diverse mix of different styles and themes. A special focus this year is on installative formats. 235 MEDIA has technically advised the work of Kristel van Issum – #Catalog of Shadows – Installation (Brabant) and realized the structure.

tanz.tausch

Bill Viola

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: EULEN S.A.
18th October 2018 til 24th February 2019

The american artist Bill Viola uses since the 1970s personal and universal experiences to shape his work, addressing his emotional and spiritual conflict with key metaphysical topics such as life, death and transformation.

The exhibition called “Via Mistica” took place in the Spanish city of Cuenca and showed 16 pieces of his art. The works of the media artist were appropriately distributed to four “sacred” places in the historic center of Cuenca. These include the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, the churches of San Miguel and San Andrés and the Escuela de Arte José María Cruz Novillo Gallery in the former church of Las Angélicas.

235 MEDIA was responsible for the technical planning and support of the exhibition, delivered key components of the media technology and realised the technical set-up and dismantling.

Other exhibitions by Bill Viola, which took place in the Caixa Forum Barcelona, in La Nava Salinas on Ibiza, in the SESC Paulista in Sao Paulo and in the Moritzkirche church in Augsburg, were also technically managed by 235 MEDIA.

Night Light Festival

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On September 28th and 29th, Geheimtipp Köln organizes in cooperation with Odonien, an Oudoor festival for light art – The Night Light Festival. 235 MEDIA supports the festival with technology and an interactive video mapping installation. In addition, our colleague Janno Ströcker presents his sculpture “FLUX”

Night Light Festival

FLUX

Burger Collection, How to See [What Isn`t There]

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Langen Foundation
09th September 2018 – 17th March 2019

The Langen Foundation on Museum Island Hombroich is displaying selected works from the Burger Collection, Hong Kong in the exhibition How to See [What Isn’t There]. 46 works will be on display, including sculptures, installations, paintings, photography, videos, VR and performances.

Burger Collection Hong Kong is a private collection of contemporary art which represents a broad spectrum of works from Euro-American, Indian and Asian art, reflecting a global approach to the collection.

The work of Canadian artist Jon Rafman is a world premiere and was created specifically for the exhibition: Deluge (Hombroich missile base) is a dark vision exploring the unseen dangers of war. Using 3D glasses, Rafman depicts the military past of Hombroich missile base with frantic virtual reality images that move between delirium and reality. Rafman’s images are computer-generated and convey a combination of the material and digital world, reality and technological effects.

235 MEDIA installed the work by Jon Rafman and supplied the hardware.

Exhibition «How To See [What Isn’t There], a Group Show with Works from the Burger Collection, Hong Kong, curated by Gianni Jetzer
9.9.2018 – 17.3.2019 (oder 2018/2019), Langen Foundation, Neuss

Courtesy Burger Collection, Hong Kong and the artist
Copyright the artist
Photo: Bettina Diel

Burger Collection, How to See [What Isn`t There]

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Langen Foundation
09th September 2018 – 17th March 2019

The Langen Foundation on Museum Island Hombroich is displaying selected works from the Burger Collection, Hong Kong in the exhibition How to See [What Isn’t There]. 46 works will be on display, including sculptures, installations, paintings, photography, videos, VR and performances.

Burger Collection Hong Kong is a private collection of contemporary art which represents a broad spectrum of works from Euro-American, Indian and Asian art, reflecting a global approach to the collection. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

LWL Visitor Center in the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Westfälisch-Lippische Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
July 2018

The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument in Porta Westfalica has been the region’s most significant landmark for the last 120 years. It was built from 1892 to 1896 in honour of Kaiser Wilhelm I. After a two-year renovation period, the monument reopened with a new visitor centre on 8th July 2018.

The new visitor centre is located inside the ring-shaped terrace, which has been rebuilt according to historical records. In the 270 m² exhibition area, visitors can find out more about the 88-metre-high monument at six interactive media stations. For example, there is a large interactive table dedicated to the development of the natural and cultural landscape around Porta Westfalica. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

LWL Visitor Center in the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Westfälisch-Lippische Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
July 2018

The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument in Porta Westfalica has been the region’s most significant landmark for the last 120 years. It was built from 1892 to 1896 in honour of Kaiser Wilhelm I. After a two-year renovation period, the monument reopened with a new visitor centre on 8th July 2018.

The new visitor centre is located inside the ring-shaped terrace, which has been rebuilt according to historical records. In the 270 m² exhibition area, visitors can find out more about the 88-metre-high monument at six interactive media stations. For example, there is a large interactive table dedicated to the development of the natural and cultural landscape around Porta Westfalica. Another of the installations consists of a 17-metre-wide panoramic wall and three interactive terminals which explain the history of Porta from its geological formation to the present day. The installation includes 33 historic hotspots, all of which can be explored in detail.

To provide a wider context beyond Porta and the monument, three interactive screens offer a multiple-choice questionnaire on the topic of cultural heritage, enabling visitors to reflect on their own opinions.

235 MEDIA was responsible for installing six media stations for the visitor centre, as well as producing and implementing the media content and realising the media technology.

Brockenhauskuppel

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CLIENT: Brockenmuseum
30. June 2018

In the Brockenhaus, on North Germany’s highest mountain, the new permanent exhibition “Restricted area – experience history” was opened on 30.06.2018.

In the roof and cupola floors of the Brocken museum the visitors are introduced to, from today’s point of view, the almost unimaginable division of Germany in an atmospheric an playful way. A wall divides the first exhibition room in East and West, and with digital and analogue observation slits and listening posts makes it possible to take the respective position. In a chronological approach the relevant subjects around the surveillance cupola “Urian” are enacted, here the valuable exhibits of the previous exhibition radio / television technology are integrated. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Video Art Distribution

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Ever since its launch in the early 1980s, 235 MEDIA has had a major influence on the national and international development and distribution of video and media art. The imai foundation carried out an extensive survey over two years with the aim of systematically researching the media art agency 235 MEDIA, and consolidating it in a media-related manner. On the 8th and 9th of May, a meeting took place at the imai Foundation. The purpose was to examine the correlation between art production, the art market and exhibitions for media art at an international level. Our managing director, Axel Wirhts, who acts as a pioneer of the communication and sales of video and media art in Germany, was one of the speakers

Best in Show Award

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CLIENT: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
May 2018

We are pleased that the German Pavilion of the special exhibition program “Export Initiative Energy” has been awarded with the Best in Show Award for the most innovative exhibition stand this year!

Brockenhauskuppel

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Brockenmuseum
30. June 2018

In the Brockenhaus, on North Germany’s highest mountain, the new permanent exhibition “Restricted Area – Experience History” was opened on June 30, 2018.

In the roof and cupola floors of the Brockenmuseum the visitors are introduced to, from today’s point of view, the almost unimaginable division of Germany in an atmospheric and playful way. A wall divides the first exhibition room in East and West. Digital and analogue observation slits and listening posts make it possible to take the respective position. In a chronological approach the relevant subjects around the surveillance cupola “Urian” are enacted, here the valuable exhibits of the previous exhibition radio/television technology are integrated.

In the historic cupola itself visitors can, among other things, immerse themselves in the original aerials for the surveillance technology using modern media. Contemporary witnesses give the location’s history a personal and human dimension and build a bridge from the past to the present. Further interactive exhibits also make the history of the cupola an exciting experience for children.

“During the cold war the Russians spied on the Brocken on their enemies in the West. In the Brockenhaus one can now be taken back to this era.” Quote: mdr Sachsen-Anhalt.

235 MEDIA has designed and realized the exhibition as well as the media technology and media production.

Hoesch-Museum

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CLIENT: Hoesch-Museum
May 2018

The Hoesch Museum arose from the collaboration of former “Hoeschianers”, the Museum for Art and Cultural History and the Foundation for the West-Phalia Economic Archive. The museum is housed in the historic gatekeeper’s lodge and gives an overview of more than 160 years of city history of the steel industry in Dortmund.

The re-worked media installation “Phoenix from the Ashes” was created as far back as 2005 and has been brought right up to data technically, graphically and in terms of content, with an 84” multi-touch monitor with 4K resolution. Based on an aerial photo of the city, visitors can find out about the plans and perspectives of 11 former industrial areas in Dortmund. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Hoesch-Museum

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Hoesch-Museum
May 2018

The Hoesch Museum arose from the collaboration of former “Hoeschianers”, the Museum for Art and Cultural History and the Foundation for the West-Phalia Economic Archive. The museum is housed in the historic gatekeeper’s lodge and gives an overview of more than 160 years of city history of the steel industry in Dortmund.

The re-worked media installation “Phoenix from the Ashes” was created as far back as 2005 and has been brought right up to data technically, graphically and in terms of content, with an 84” multi-touch monitor with 4K resolution. Based on an aerial photo of the city, visitors can find out about the plans and perspectives of 11 former industrial areas in Dortmund. With functions such as comparisons of aerial shots from 1969 and 2017, the museum can display the structural change in Dortmund over the years. With numerous contributions on leisure, living and working, visitors can find out about the latest developments.

235 MEDIA designed and implemented the media production and also installed the media technology.

Karl-Marx-Haus

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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.

Karl Marx

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CLIENT: Karl Marx 2018 – Ausstellungsgesellschaft mbH
05th May til 21th October 2018

Revolutionary, scholar, journalist or Marxist? Karl Marx is one of the most famous, but also the most controversial and misunderstood personalities of the 19th century. The 5th May of 2018 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx, the philosopher and social theorist born in Trier. To celebrate this occasion there will be a large cultural and historical exhibition about the eminent 19th -century thinker, which will provide insights into his life, his most important works and the diverse influences of the time.

The grand state exhibition KARL MARX 1818 – 1883. LIFE. WORK. TIME. will be on display in two museums in Trier, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum and the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, from 5 May to 21 October 2018. Additionally, two other partner exhibitions will be on display simultaneously at the Karl-Marx-Haus Museum and the Museum am Dom.

Over a surface area of 1,000 m², the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier illuminates Karl Marx’s intellectual and political career, focusing on his works and the era in which they were created. Under the title “Stage of a Life”, the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier traces the eventful life of Karl Marx. Over an exhibition area of around 600 m², the tour leads visitors through Marx’s childhood and youth in Trier, his years of study, and his professional career up until his exile in London. The Museum Karl-Marx-Haus is the birthplace of Karl Marx. On 5th May 2018 it inaugurated a new permanent exhibition focusing on the impact of Marx’s ideas right through to the present day.

235 MEDIA set up six media installations for the new permanent exhibition at the Museum Karl-Marx-Haus in Trier. The installations produce and implement media content. In addition to three monitor installations and an interactive audio chair, the media tech includes an LED mesh and an interactive book. Furthermore, 235 MEDIA was also responsible for the concept on behalf of the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, as well as the graphic design, programming and the sound design for seven media stations.

Karl Marx

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CLIENT: Karl Marx 2018 – Ausstellungsgesellschaft mbH
05th May til 21th October 2018

The 5th May of 2018 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx, the philosopher and social theorist born in Trier. On this occasion, the large cultural-historical exhibition of the eminent thinker of the 19th century will be held and will provide insight into his life, his most important works and the diverse activities of his time. The large national exhibition KARL MARX 1818 – 1883. LIFE. WORK. TIME. will be on display in two museums in Trier, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum and the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, from 5 May to 21 October 2018. Additionally, two other partner exhibitions will be on display simultaneously at the Karl-Marx-Haus Museum and the Museum am Dom. Find out more on https://www.karl-marx-ausstellung.de/en/home.html

Marina Abramovic

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CLIENT: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
20th April til 12th August 2018

Marina Abramovic is one of the most renowned and controversial contemporary artists – especially with her ground-breaking performances, in which she repeatedly explores her own physical and psychological limits. “The Cleaner” is the first major retrospective of the performance artist, which can be seen exclusively in Germany from 20 April onward at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Marina Abramovic

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CLIENT: Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
20th April til 12th August 2018

Marina Abramovic is one of the most renowned and controversial contemporary artists – especially with her ground-breaking performances, in which she repeatedly explores her own physical and psychological limits. “The Cleaner” is the first major retrospective of the performance artist, which can be seen exclusively in Germany from 20 April onward at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.

The exhibition extensively reflects the facets of her work, whereby personal experience and responsibility are a main focus for her. Films, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations as well as selected archive material show the subject and media range of the artist. Some re-performances and participative work enrich the intensive exhibition experience.

235 MEDIA installed 35 projections, 25 monitor installations and the audio technology of the exhibition.

HAEGUE YANG

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CLIENT: Museum Ludwig
18th April til 12th August 2018

The Association for Modern Art at the Ludwig Museum awarded Haegue Yang the Wolfgang-Hahn-Prize in the year 2018. The Ludwig Museum is presenting a first major overview of the artist and the diversity of her work with 120 exhibits.

The abbreviation ETA stands for “Estimated Time of Arrival” and refers to the artist’s career in transit and constantly changing locations, who now has studios in Seoul and Berlin and has been exhibiting internationally since 1994.

With her very varied work Haegue Yang has evaded being assigned to a particular category. Her works are, on the one hand, critical of institutions, conceptual with historical references, and, at the same time sensually complex and emotionally charged. The overview covers more the 1500 m² of space in which the spatial scenography picks up the conceptional dynamic of the works.

235 MEDIA has realised the media installations and the rather unconventional lighting concept and supplied the hardware.

Haegue Yang – ETA 1994-2018

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CLIENT: Museum Ludwig
18th April til 12th August 2018

On 17th April 2018 Haegue Yang will be recognized by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig with the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. The Museum Ludwig will present a comprehensive retrospective of the artist.

© Haegue Yang
Foto: Fred Dott, Hamburg

Forces of the North Sea

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CLIENT: Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt
2018

The concepts from our working collaboration with nowakteufelknyrim Design beat off the competition, and we won a commission for the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt (Sylt Forces of Nature Experience Centre) for a new design and modernisation of the exhibition area “Power of the North Sea”. In addition, we are taking on the planning of a 360° full-dome cinema in the Experience Centre.

Christmas greetings

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Dear customers, partners and friends,
we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

We would like to thank you for the exciting challenges, the trust and the good cooperation!

World Climate Conference in Bonn

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CLIENT: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
6th til 17th November 2017

After two intensive weeks, COP23 came to an end on Friday. The World Climate Conference actually took place in Germany, but was under the presidency of the Fiji islands. Germany supported the South Sea republic as technical organiser. The aim of the conference was to elaborate on the details of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, so it could be agreed at the next World Climate Conference in 2018. The Federal Ministry for Business and Energy used this opportunity to promote the energy revolution as a solution for successful, worldwide climate protection in the German pavilion.

Acting for the Federal Ministry for Business and Energy, 235 MEDIA designed and created the “Smart Wall” – an interactive wall, which aimed to make the German energy revolution easier to understand, particularly for international guests. In the energy landscape portrayed, your can switch energy consumers on and off, for example, and experiment with the interaction of sun, wind and co. in electricty production.

Find out more at www.cop23.de