Marcel Odenbach

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

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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State capital Stuttgart

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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Museums of Altena Castle

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

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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Amos Rex Art Museum, Helsinki

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

IMAI – Inter Media Art Institute



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: 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

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

CLIENT: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

DECEM­BER 12TH 2020 – JU­NE 13TH 2021



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

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Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V.

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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Sudetendeutsches Museum München

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

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

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

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

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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Video Visionen

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.


Nationalpark-Besucherzentrum Brockenhaus

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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OZEANEUM Stralsund

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.


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Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

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

Gudrun Barenbrock

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 >>

Hafenamt Dortmund

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

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

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.

Bill Viola

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 >>


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.


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.


Night Light Festival

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


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

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

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 >>


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

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

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!


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 >>

Karl Marx

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

Marina Abramovic

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 >>

Haegue Yang – ETA 1994-2018

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

CLIENT: Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt

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.