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MAKK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne

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

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

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

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

Sudetendeutsches Museum

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CLIENT: Sudetendeutsches Museum

October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Alexander König Gesellschaft

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CLIENT: Alexander König Gesellschaft
Rainforest Consumer Table
August 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

OZEANEUM Stralsund

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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.

Gudrun Barenbrock

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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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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.

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

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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

LWL Visitor Center in the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument

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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 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. 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

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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.

Bill Viola

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CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio
30.06. – 09.11.2017

Of the seven international Guggenheim museums, the Guggenheim Bilbao is the most spectacular. Frank O. Gehry’s famous deconstructivist building is housing the exhibition “Bill Viola: A Retrospective”, which provides a thematic and chronological cross-section of works by one of the most important artists of our time. The retrospective begins with his early single-channel videotapes, including iconic works such as “The Reflecting Pool” (1977–79) and “Four Songs” (1976), where the central themes of Viola’s work were already evident: time and its deconstruction, the exploration of human existence, and experimentation with the media manipulation of images and sounds. Significant works from the 80s, 90s and 2000s trace the development of the large-scale audiovisual masterpieces that brought Bill Viola worldwide renown, and which reveal their full magic in the Guggenheim Bilbao.

Since 2007, 235 MEDIA has been responsible for providing and installing the complex media technology for all of Bill Viola’s major exhibitions in Europe, including the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, and the Grand Palais in Paris.

InfoCenter

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July 2017

The town of Düren is continuing to expand its leisure infrastructure. With financial support from RWE Power and Langerwehe District Council, the redevelopment company indeland GmbH has established a multimedia and interactive information centre on a previously disused site at Langerwehe station. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Showroom “LivingROM”

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CLIENT: ROM AG
March 2017

ROM AG is a Belgian producer of upholstered furniture, headquartered in Eupen. This family-owned company was founded in 1961, and currently has a total of around 900 employees in four locations. Every year, the company sells more than 30,000 fabric and leather furniture suites in more than 20 countries. In recent years, ROM AG has specialised in the IT-supported configuration of upholstered furniture, and the networking of upholstered furniture with smart home systems.

For the first “LivingROM” shop, 235 MEDIA collaborated with ROM AG to create an interactive sample wall which allows customers to configure combinations of sofas, carpets and side tables to their own requirements. As soon as one of the wall’s approx. 500 fabric samples is placed on the table, the corresponding groups of fabrics and recommendations are illuminated on the wall in precise detail by means of projection mapping. The sample wall is also designed to interact bidirectionally with the 3D configuration software specially developed by ROM AG.

Bill Viola

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March 2017

The Palazzo Strozzi built in the Early Renaissance in Florence is home to the exhibition of the American media artist, Bill Viola. The show titled “Electronic Renaissance” shows a cross section of his works from the 1970s to the present day. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

Bill Viola

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CLIENT: Bill Viola Studio
March 2017

The Palazzo Strozzi built in the Early Renaissance in Florence is home to the exhibition of the American media artist, Bill Viola. The show titled “Electronic Renaissance” shows a cross section of his works from the 1970s to the present day. In the comparison of the predominantly large-size video installations and select masterpieces of Italian Renaissance paintings, the important role 15th and 16th century art is revealed as a fundamental source of inspiration for Viola’s works, which are considered icons of media art.

235 MEDIA took responsibility for the technical planning, realisation and supervision of the exhibition, provided video and audio technology for 17 installations and realised the technical structure.

Energy Transitions

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CLIENT: Deutsches Museum Munich
February 2017

In the new special exhibition “energie.wenden” of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the world´s largest science and technology museum, everything revolves around the provision, distribution and storage of energy. By means of exhibits, demonstrations and media installations, visitors can experience how environmental compatibility, profitability and social justice can be reconciled.

235 MEDIA implemented the media technology for 18 audio-visual media installations. The sensor technology and evaluation electronics of the predominantly interactive exhibits were developed by 235 MEDIA itself.

We Call It Ludwig

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CLIENT: Museum Ludwig
August 2016 2012

The Museum Ludwig celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. The high point of the celebrations was a group exhibition entitled “We call it Ludwig”. The topic of this broadly based show, which has been designed by the director of the museum and all the curators, was the institution itself. Find out more on the Projectsite >>

We Call It Ludwig

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CLIENT: Museum Ludwig
August 2016

The Museum Ludwig celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. The high point of the celebrations was a group exhibition entitled “We call it Ludwig”. The topic of this broadly based show, which has been designed by the director of the museum and all the curators, was the institution itself. 25 artists and collectives have been invited to engage in a detailed way and to think about what the Museum Ludwig means to them.

235 MEDIA is delighted to have realised the media installations for the artists Ai Weiwei, Minerva Cuevas, Andrea Fraser, Guerilla Girls, Marcel Odenbach and Rosemarie Trockel.

Form and function – Inspired by nature

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CLIENT: State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe
July 2016

The State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe is one of the most important natural history museums in Germany. With its combination of museum exhibits and live animals in large aquariums and terrariums, this museum offers a particularly unique experience. Exotic animals such as crocodiles and sharks can be found here, as well as Germany’s largest living coral reef.

The new permanent exhibition “Form and Function – Inspired by Nature”, which opened on 27th July 2016 in the refurbished West Wing, concentrates on evolution and bionics. Across an exhibition area of 800 m², visitors can discover the techniques developed by animals and plants in order to adapt to the wide range of environmental influences throughout the course of evolution. With a large number of media stations, visitors are taught about what people can learn from nature to upgrade or develop technical devices.

235 MEDIA realised the media productions and IT technology for 21 installations.

Root cavity

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CLIENT: Stadt Bad Langensalza
May 2016

In May 2016, the new exhibition area “Root Cave” was opened in the treetop path in Hainich national park. As a mini-format person, the visitor strolls through the cave-like display, meeting not only creatures of the darkness, but also finding out how the giant trees take on water and other nutrients for growth from the soil, how the “underground world” lives and works, and also which of its important inhabitants are responsible for waste disposal, for example. The elaborately designed display is a varied mixture of interactive elements and models you can hold, as well as instructive explanations. For example, the station “Types of soil and structure”, where the visitor can get more information using an augmented reality application. Or the station “Decomposition of a leaf”, where the visitor can watch the decomposition of a leaf on a time-line, using a slide control.

235 MEDIA produced all the media technology and was deeply involved in the production of the 29 installations.

PARTNER: In cooperation with Impuls-Design GmbH & Co. KG

Heaven above, heaven below

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CLIENT: Stadtverwaltung Düsseldorf
February 2016

On 22 February, the six new underground stations on the Wehrhahn line were opened in Düsseldorf. This extraordinary project was completed after a 15-year collaboration between architects, artists, engineers and the municipal authority.

The Benrather Straße station was designed by the installation artist Thomas Stricker under the project name “Heaven above, heaven below” (German: Himmel oben, Himmel unten). The entire intermediate level, which is around 70 x 15 m, replicates the inside of a spaceship. Six large video screens were built into the metal walls, showing planets of our solar system and stars in the Milky Way. Together, the six animations form a complete film which is displayed on the six screens in such a way as to give the impression of travelling through space; thus creating the illusion that the entire station is flying through space. The installation brings the heavens to the earth, swaps up for down and transforms heavy to light. The vastness of the universe is transferred to the confines of the underground. The architecture appears mobile, like a spaceship moving through the infinite expanse of space.

235 MEDIA designed the media technology and installed the feed technology, as well as devising the animations in cooperation with Thomas Stricker.

Full press reports from The New York Times and the Süddeutsche Zeitung can be found using the following links.

The New York Times

Süddeutsche Zeitung

PARTNERS:
Artistic conception and realization: Thomas Stricker
Architecture: netzwerkarchitekten, Darmstadt
Media planning, film production: 235 MEDIA, Köln
Client: City Administration Düsseldorf
Photos: Thomas Stricker

Maintenance & Support

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Multi-media and computer-based systems have become standard technologies in the exhibition and events fields. Checking and maintaining the complex technical components is absolutely essential for guaranteeing a successful presentation strategy.

The increasing sophistication of media technology and its need to be continuously in operation present a challenge to those responsible for support and maintenance. For this reason, we have developed a comprehensive service catalogue detailing all the necessary steps for the successful upkeep of multi-media and computer-based systems.

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LOOPO

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LOOPO is ready to use within a few minutes – simply connect it to a monitor or projector, plug in a USB stick with film(s) and off you go!

The content of the stick is automatically played back in a complete loop without complicated player programming or other handles. Its small design and noiseless operation ensures that you can install the LOOPO absolutely everywhere – and even with minimal power consumption.

The LOOPO is optimised for the playback of your H264 videos.

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KLICK-KLACK

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KLICK-KLACK ensures that PCs are started when switching on the switching current of an exhibition or installation and to carefully shut-down the PC when switching off the switching current in order to protect the data and hardware from damages.

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Ratingen City Museum

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CLIENT: Ratingen City Museum
July 2015

The history of the city of Ratingen is shown on a large-scale interactive map table.

The aim is to communicate the historic development of the city of Ratingen to the visitor, from earliest times to the present day. This is based on the wide range of maps of the city of Ratingen, which show the size and development of the city over the ages. Hotspots on the maps locate the relevant subjects and buildings for a period. Activating a hotspot allows the user to find information using texts, images and videos. One highlight is the animated 3D tour through the city to show the current appearance of the city.

Energie-, Bildungs- und Erlebnis-Zentrum Aurich

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CLIENT: Energy, Learning and Discovery Centre Aurich
June 2015

The “Energie Zukunft” exhibition is a new subdivision of the Energy, Learning and Discovery Centre in Aurich. Visitors can explore scientific phenomena by playing with interactive exhibits in seven themed areas – Energy Experience, Sun, Wind, Water, Power Plant Earth and Classic Energy Concepts. This includes, for example, an energy game in which visitors test their newly acquired knowledge by designing their own energy system.

235 MEDIA realized the media technology for numerous interactive exhibits, installed a server and network technology, and oversaw the network configurations.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with Impuls-Design GmbH & Co. KG

CHINA 8

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CLIENT: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V., Bonn
15th May til 13th September 2015

Nine museums in eight cities on the Rhine and Ruhr have joined forces to present contemporary art from China in the most extensive exhibition Europe has ever known in its museums. Around 120 artists and 500 works of painting, photography, calligraphy, ink painting, sculpture, installation and video art represent a cross-section of the current artistic positions and trends in the world’s largest economy.

Featuring 25 video and sound installations, the “Glaskasten” sculpture museum in Marl makes up the setting for the main media art venue. One of the technical highlights of “CHINA 8” is to be found at the “NRW-Forum” in Dusseldorf in the form of “Related to YA”, an installation by Wang Gongxin: the visitor is visually and acoustically catapulted into a world full of vibrations, shocks, clacking sounds and twitching pictures on nine synchronised vertical projections that reflect the hustle and the bustle of everyday life in China.

235 MEDIA completed the entire media-technology set-up in a mere ten days for 44 video installations at eight venues. A total of 92 monitors, ranging from 19 to 75 inches diagonal, along with 31 projectors and 112 media players were mounted, installed or set-up, all connected by several kilometres of cable, which proved to be a major logistical challenge.

Werner Herzog & Hercules Segers

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CLIENT: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
14th April til 12th July 2015

The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is the first European museum to showcase the spectacular video installation “Hearsay of the Soul” as part of the special exhibition entitled “Werner Herzog & Hercules Segers: Landscapes of the Soul”.

In this piece of work, the great German director Werner Herzog, who has lived in the USA since 1995, reflects his aesthetic relationship with the mysterious landscapes of the Dutch Baroque painter Hercules Segers (1590-1638), who, with his experimental etchings, still counts as one of the most original and influential artists of the Golden Age, although he failed to win the attention of a wider public, having being forced into the shadows by Rembrandt.

Herzog, who often creates ecstatic landscapes in his films, has taken off on an idiosyncratic journey into the visionary graphic work of Segers with his video installation, which had already caused a sensation earlier at the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York.

235 MEDIA provided technical consultation, and was also responsible for planning and producing the installation at the exhibition in Cologne.

Experience lift Castle Altena

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CLIENT: Stadt Altena
November 2014

In the middle of the pedestrian zone in Altena there is an architectural highlight which was awarded the German Design Award for exhibition design and architecture this year. Visitors can now reach the entrance to Altena Castle – which lies 80 metres above the city – via a lift which is at the end of a 90-metre adventure tunnel. Thanks to state-of-the-art media technology installations, visitors can now experience a journey through the legends of South Westphalia, learning first-hand about its history and the importance of the Altena Castle for the region.

235 MEDIA designed and installed the entire media technology.

 

OUTER SPACE

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CLIENT: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
October 2014

At the threshold of science and art, the exhibition around the theme of outer space showed a range of exhibits from the areas of research, technology, history, art and literature. The curators deployed a poetic panorama of artefacts from space and astronomy, documentary material, movies, comics, space design, artistic works and multimedia installations which covered the enormous spectrum of the topic which has fascinated humanity for thousands of years and which has lost none of its appeal.

Reminiscent of the legendary cockpit of the spaceship Orion, one of the 60`s German TV series “Raumpatrouille“, whose controls had been created in part from re-purposed household appliances, 235 MEDIA realised the installation “Countdown minus 10” for the exhibition in the form of a “media cockpit”, an interactive table with a wall projection where visitors could take a flight through the history of space travel. Spread over five main themes, 235 MEDIA produced a total of 19 comprehensive animations which included surprising facts, images and films.

The installation “Countdown minus 10” was designed, created, editorially overseen, programmed and technically realised by 235 MEDIA.

“Outer Space has become a unique show because this is where facts and fiction, art and science really meet on a par.”

(Welt am Sonntag, Stefan Keim, 5 October 2014)

Interactive Table

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The interactive table developed by 235 MEDIA ®evolution is an ideal medium for explaining complex topics to larger groups of visitors. The surface of the table works like an oversized touchscreen, with the desired information projected directly onto the table from above. The basic application on the interactive table is a menu selection system, which can be individually adapted to each new project. It can also be expanded by including games, videos and camera transmissions, or be used to control lighting, sound and video projections elsewhere in the room. Hence, the interactive table is a highly sophisticated system suited for presentation, entertainment and communication purposes.

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VIA – Roman Road Adventure Experience

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CLIENT: Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne
August 2014

Once the Roman province of Germania Inferior was connected to Rome and the remaining parts of the Roman Empire by a network of roads of more than 100,000 kilometres. If you are interested in exploring these old Roman roads in the Rhineland by foot or with the bicycle, you will enjoy the “Erlebnisraum Römerstraßen” [Adventure Sphere Roman Roads] project.

A total of 18 municipalities are cooperating with one another to make this historic road come alive again.

235 MEDIA is implementing a total of 15 predominantly interactive media stations. Among other things, one of the main installations was the media slider in the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne. Over a distance of four metres, a touch-monitor is mechanically moved over a graphic by the visitors. At different positions an interaction is possible, which offers the visitor in-depth information.

Copyright for the first Photo: Römisch-Germanisches Museum/Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln (Anja Wegner)

PARTNERS:
In collaboration with Dr. Ulrich Hermanns Ausstellung Medien Transfer

Energeticon

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CLIENT: ENERGETICON gGmbH
August 2014

In the converted buildings of the former “Grube Anna” coal mine the ENERGETICON adventure museum opened its doors in August 2014 in Alsdorf with four large-scale permanent exhibition areas: “The History of Sun and Earth”, “The History of the Fossil Industrial Age”, “Energy Transition” and “The History of the Regenerative Industrial Age”. In a vivid manner ENERGETICON explains to its visitors the necessary energy transition from the nuclear/fossil age to the age of renewable energy in a global context. The 700-meter arena with about 30 stages focusses on strong visual and haptic forms in the presentation of the complex subject of energy.

235 MEDIA has realized a total of 17 partly multi-part and interactive media installations. The range of services covered by 235 MEDIA included production management, concept and storyboard creation, editing and adaptation of scientific content, wireframing, development of the look and feel, usability engineering, creation of animations and movies, audio production including directing of the voice recordings and multi-channel sound design, as well as the entire post production process.

For a special thrill, 235 MEDIA realized a 3D animation for ceiling monitors and a Body-Shake-System in an elevator which creates the illusion of a mine ride at a depth of hundreds of meters even though the real journey in fact is just a few meters. The coal mine being accessible in this way was equipped with audio and video productions by 235 MEDIA and gives a vivid impression of the everyday work of a miner.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with Atelier Brückner

Orte der Macht

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CLIENT: Stadt Aachen
June 2014

The largest special exhibition focusing on Charlemagne in Aachen was held in the Coronation Hall in Aachen City Hall. It invited visitors to explore courtly life in Carolingian times, showed Charlemagne as a king and military leader travelling between imperial palaces, used archaeological and art-historical evidence to outline the material foundations of his rule and provided an insight into the external role models that motivated him to create a ‘place of power’ in Aachen.

The media presentations not only provided visitors with in-depth factual information, but also enabled them to experience elements of popular science by offering different depths of information ranging from striking demonstrations through to a variety of educationally oriented informative displays depending on the topic in question.

In order to make the exhibition as attractive as possible, these were additionally joined by four complex media installations. Upon entering the hall, visitors were first greeted by an elaborate 3D visualisation of the shrine of Charlemagne in Aachen Cathedral in order to acclimatise them to the atmosphere of the exhibition. In the middle of the exhibition, a video panorama with a diameter of 5.50m presented life in the Palace of Aachen.

At the end of their tour of the exhibition, visitors were able to view two interactive large-format installations that focused on the nature of the phenomenon of power in the present day and gave visitors the opportunity to actively participate in this discussion.

235 MEDIA was involved in the concept development and detailed planning of the exhibition and was responsible for the technical planning, media planning, and screen design of every interactive media installation.

PARTNERS:
In collaboration with Dr. Ulrich Hermanns Ausstellung Medien Transfer and cultural institution of the city of Aachen, Prof. Dr. Pohle.

The exhibition was open to visitors in the Coronation Hall of Aachen’s historic City Hall from 20th June to 21st September 2014.

Museum im Mendelssohn-Haus, Leipzig

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CLIENT: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Foundation
February 2014

The Mendelssohn House in the German city of Leipzig reopened on 3rd February 2014. The exhibition informs visitors about the life and works of the musician and composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, who lived and worked in Leipzig for many years.

The museum offers a variety of interactive exhibits that enable visitors to explore the works of Mendelssohn Bartholdy. One of its outstanding highlights is the interactive room installation “Effectorium”.

In the “Effectorium,” visitors can use a baton, the Leap Motion technology and a touchscreen to ‘conduct’ a digital orchestra. The Leap Motion Controller records their movement and uses their actions to control the music. The ‘conductors’ can also influence different factors such as volume for both the entire orchestra and individual orchestra or choir groups. They can also control the lighting of the room, with the LED lighting changing its colour and intensity according to their movements.

235 MEDIA supplied and installed all of the media technology used in the “Effectorium”.

In cooperation with WHITEvoid GmbH

Mendelssohn House Museum
Goldschmidtstraße 12
04103 Leipzig

Opening hours: every day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Concerts: every Sunday at 11 a.m.

„Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes“

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CLIENT: Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne
OCTOBER 2013

The exhibition “Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes” presents unique works of art from the museum’s collection together with many loan pieces that have never been displayed in Europe before.

235 MEDIA designed and realised all of the media installations, including an interactive photo installation with a historic camera, allowing visitors to photograph themselves in original Melanesian clothing.

In addition to this, numerous videos and five interactive info stations were also created. A video-mapping installation on the exhibition’s key visual rounds off the media concept.

MÜLHEIM 2020 zum Anfassen

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CLIENT: Die PR Berater
JULY 2013

Bright red. Gigantic. Impossible to miss – MÜLHEIM 2020 makes a very clear statement in the middle of Wiener Platz in Cologne-Mühlheim.

The lord mayor of Cologne, Jürgen Roters, unveiled the two meter tall and six and a half meter wide sculpture on Wiener Platz in Cologne-Mühlheim. With this the structural development program MÜLHEIM 2020 went into its second phase.

235 MEDIA took over the technical construction and production as well as the logistics and assembly of the installation.

Gladiatorenausstellung „Brot und Spiele“

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CLIENT: LVR – Archaeological Park Xanten
September 2012 til May 2013

With 630,000 visitors in 2011, the LVR – Archaeological Park Xanten (LVR-APX) is one of the most-visited museums in Germany and, at the same time, one of the most important archaeological monuments in Europe. The new “Bread and Games” visitor experience, installed in the north ambulatory of the partially reconstructed amphitheatre and the three adjoining rooms (“Carcer IV–VI”), provides visitors with information on the topic of “Gladiators” in an authentic setting.

235 MEDIA installed doors with video players and audio systems with an auto-loop function in the outdoor area of the arena ambulatory. An interactive animation of a bear is installed in “Carcer V”. If visitors approach the bear’s cage, the bear rushes to the bars, stands up and growls at the visitors. If the visitors stay longer, the bear hits the bars with its paw and roars again. The interaction is based on sensor technology and Arduino programming, and the image is rear-projected.

All of the equipment is built into air-conditioned housings with self-regulating heating and ventilation in order to protect the technology from the effects of weather.

235 MEDIA planned and realised all of the installations.