Posts Tagged ‘Ausstellung’

Maintenance & Support

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach


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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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“

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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“

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

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.

Kunstmuseum Bonn

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CLIENT: Kunstmuseum Bonn
April 2013

The video lounge in the Kunstmuseum Bonn, which makes the video archive accessible for individual use by visitors, has been modernised and expanded. 235 MEDIA developed a new user interface that makes a database search possible as well as the playing of films. For the video search via a touchscreen monitor the visitor can use either a list view of the works according to artist, title and year of origin or a full text search.

All video works were digitalised and converted by 235 MEDIA, and the associated metadata from the print catalogue was digitally recorded. The video data and content information were integrated into a specially conceived content management system that is now permanently available to the Kunstmuseum for the independent recording of new video art works.

As well as conception, design development and programming, 235 MEDIA also undertook the conception of media technology to ensure the smooth integration of the archive in the walk-through installation of Stefan Eberstad which contains the video lounge.

Mercator-Ausstellung

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Kultur- und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg
MARCH 2013

Duisburg’s Museum of Culture and Local History greets visitors in the newly designed “Mercator treasure room”, and takes them on a voyage of discovery on the trail of cartographer Gerhard Mercator, creator of the world’s first atlas in the 16th century. With the cartography technique he invented, the Mercator projection, he laid the foundation for modern cartography. Even today captains and pilots navigate with maps which are created based on this principle. A variety of media installations ensure modern and fun communication of the facts of Mercator’s life and work.

235 MEDIA designed, developed graphically, programmed and realised two interactive media installations for the Mercator treasure room. The monitor installation “Red Wall” gives information about the intellectual conditions and cultural-historical background of the Renaissance, the era of Mercator. The “Interactive World Atlas” gives visitors the possibility of browsing through Mercator’s magnum opus, the “Atlas sive Cosmograhicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura” (“Atlas or cosmographic mediations on the creation of the world and the form of creation”), and to examine it closely via a zoom function.

As well as this, 235 MEDIA installed all the media and control technology in the Mercator treasure room.

Ruhrverband

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Ruhrverband
March 2013

For the “Ruhrverband Road Show 2013” the existing application for an interactive table is being ported onto a tablet PC app.

In a fun and informative way the app gives explanations about the fields of activity of the Ruhrverband to the approx. 40 schools that are visited during the road show. On the one hand the app is loaded with factual images and text information and on the other hand with two games: A multiple choice quiz with four answer possibilities per question and a memory game. Both challenges must be overcome within a given time. The race against time is shown in the form of an animated hourglass, in which however instead of sand, water represents the passing of time.

235 MEDIA took over all the steps from the concept creation to design, programing and implementation of the content and selection of the tablet hardware.

Inside the Station

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: International Polar Foundation, Brüssel
DECEMBER 2012 TIL MAY 2013

The “Inside the Station” exhibition takes visitors on an expedition to the South Pole! The destination is the “Princess Elisabeth Antarctica” polar research station.

235 MEDIA was responsible for supervising and implementing the concept of the whole media production of the exhibition, which covers 700 m2. This includes an interactive media table located in the technology room, the centre of the exhibition. At this multi-touch table, visitors can enjoy the experience of playing with the complex system of the zero-emission polar base. Seven more external monitors are integrated into this room environment and display the respective energy levels of electricity consumption and production.

In addition, 235 MEDIA has implemented an interactive telescope with which visitors can learn more about the polar station. The video editing, subtitles, and sound design of the various exhibition rooms complete the immersion in the media environment, which enables visitors to be transported to Antarctica or to the kitchen in the polar station.
All the media equipment was delivered and installed by 235 MEDIA.

PARTNER:
In cooperation with Atelier Brückner

Bayer Material Science – Technikomm

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CLIENT: Bayer Material Science
November 2012

235 MEDIA has developed and set up a three-dimensional, interactive visitor guide for Bayer Material Science’s “Technikomm” in Leverkusen.

Using a tablet PC, visitors move through a virtual space that corresponds to the real exhibition area. The viewing angle seen on the tablet PC corresponds exactly to that looking at the real exhibits. This way, detailed information on the material characteristics can be gathered intuitively. In addition, the system offers selected tours where visitors have direct access to a wide range of information, images and film footage specifically arranged by topics and materials.

The application was produced in German and English. Other languages can be added. The tablet PCs are housed in a tablet cabinet that on the one hand takes care of the power supply, and on the other allows them to be updated centrally

Gesture Control

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

The Gesture Control measures with the help of infrared tracking photo points of moving persons, objects, or parts of the body. A multitouch controller is extended to the 3rd dimension and transfers the system into a stable gesture tracking system. This offers a wide variety of new programmable logic controller of interactive systems. Further more the Gesture Control can be combined with other sensor technology like single touch or radar sensors which offers far more possibilities for the interaction design.

Technoseum Mannheim

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CLIENT: Technoseum, Mannheim

29. October 2011 til 29. April 2012

235 Media developed and implemented the entire media technology and an interactive table featuring a 3D Depth Sensor for gesture control for the “Our Daily Bread“ exhibit.

The visitors can interactively take a meal from a conveyor belt at the table and gather information with regard to water consumption, CO2-emmission, price and caloric expenditure for diverse food items. A table with 4 empty plates is on display. A conveyor belt with trays containing diverse food items, from which the visitors can extract one by hand gesture runs through the centre of the table. Information regarding the water consumption, CO2-emmission, price and caloric expenditure for diverse food items can be obtained for each individually assembled plate. Each piece of information is incited in an interactive and entertaining manner.

PARTNERS: In cooperation with gewerk GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin

Wasser 2011, Berlin

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CUSTOMER: Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wasserverbände in NRW
MAY 2011

For the trade fair appearance by the North Rhine-Westphalian Water Authorities Association – agw – at the Wasser 2011 in Berlin, 235 MEDIA created an interactive table.

The objective was to bring visitors closer to the many and varied tasks and questions affecting matters relating to water, the use and consumption of waste water and to underline the Association’s public responsibility. At the interactive table visitors were able to learn more based on texts and pictures which could be chosen by means of a suitably designed interface. As an entertaining and much used extra attraction, a memory game was integrated into the table where people were able to follow the number of moves in the game.

PARTNERS: In cooperation with SCHIRWON, Messekonzepte mit Format GmbH

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf & NRW Landesvertretung Berlin

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Client: JIHK
May / June 2011

To mark the 150th anniversary of trade relations between Japan and Germany, the exhibition “150 years as Economic Partners” took place in the NRW Forum Düsseldorf and in the Representation of the State of NRW in Berlin. The exhibition provided information about the economic relations between the two countrieswitha survey of the past, present and future. Here visitors were led through a veritable forest of info panels to our interactive table where they were able to discover by themselves a multitude of information on the German-Japanese economic partnership. Another outstanding feature were some 50 items on display, from old drawings from Japan, by way of a soy sauce barrel from the 19th century right up to the super-lightweight HAL® robot suit by the CYBERDYNE company. 235 MEDIA planned, developed and implemented the scenographic concept for the exhibition, the interactive table, the exhibition panels and the presentation of the exhibits.

PARTNERS:
In collaboration with Fischer Lichtgestaltung,
DIE PR-BERATER and Zurek Spezialbauten.

DB Museum, Planet Eisenbahn

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CLIENT: DB MUSEUM

DECEMBER 2010

Until the 27th February 2011 the DB Museum celebrated 175 years of railway in Germany with its special exhibition “Planet Railway”. For this exhibition several multimedia interactive installations were realised by 235 MEDIA. Using intuitive movements the visitors can turn a seemingly three-dimensional globe and in doing so learn interesting information about the development of the railway system. The radar-touch used here allows for a multi-touch interaction without actually contact. On an eight meter half-round wall, pictures of the future railway assemble to futuristic sounds from particles floating in from the room. The visitors are able to choose pictures from the double projection via a capacititive sensor system and receive further information. The Railomate, a 42“-touch screen with camera, the visitors can virtually choose between different railway caps and put them on. The result can be sent home via e-mail as a greeting.

An interactive table demonstrates to the visitor that the railway was a driving factor for the introduction of a common time zone in the German Empire. An animated map of around 1880, with sound design and speech, first shows how the railway net expanded and more and more trains ran. Eight realistic church spire models show different times. On the sound off a bell the clocks synchronise and the trains drive smoothly throughout the whole empire.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with Uniplan

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

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Client: Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

October 2010

The exhibition “Humans in their Domain” at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne takes the visitor to an astounding and educational journey. Comparing different cultures, the innovative exhibition is spread out across 3600 square metres of exhibition space on three levels. A multitude of media installations provide information in a neoteric way without dominating the overall production.

235 MEDIA developed and implemented all media stations and built the entire media technology and navigation at the exhibition. A total of 30 projectors, more than 40 monitors and 14 audio stations have been installed. Our “Electronic Book” in the “Meet the World” segment and the interactive table in the “Humans in Society – European Saloon” segment are regarded as the technical highlights of the exhibition.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with ATELIER BRÜCKNER

Mies van der Rohe Award

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: MA:I, MUSEUM FÜR ARCHITEKTUR UND INGENIEURSKUNST NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
MARCH- APRIL 2010

The Mies von der Rohe Award – the prize for contemporary architecture – is considered among the most renowned architecture prizes.

The Award’s exhibition travelled through Europe and, on its only stop in Germany, could be seen at the Kokerei Zollverein from 21st March to 20th April. 235 MEDIA carried out the scenographic realisation of the exhibition. The lighting concept in particular was specifically developed for the unusual architecture.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with M:AI, Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Fischer Lichtgestaltung

100 Jahre Jugendherbergen

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Client: Das Deutsche Jugendherbergswerk
AUGUST 2009

In 2009 the German Youth Hostel Association will celebrate “100 years of Youth Hostels” with a special exhibition at the Burg Altena.

The central attraction will be the interactive table realized by 235 MEDIA. Through this, visitors have access to comprehensive information about 100 years of inspired history. The intuitive navigation guides visitors through several time segments with images, texts, audio commentaries and 30 short films about key events and people. An interactive map of the world invites visitors to discover the international network of youth hostels. By means of a simple language selection function all of the content is also available in English. A custom designed Internet terminal also offers current information and booking options.

The application is additionally obtainable as an interactive DVD-ROM for members of the DJH.

Architektur der 60er und 70er Jahre in NRW

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CLIENT: M:AI – Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurskunst in NRW
APRIL 2009

For the the traveling exhibition “Architecture of the 60`s and 70`s in NRW”, the M:AI – Museum for Architecture and Engineering Art in North Rhine-Westphalia announced a public competition in April 2009 for the exhibition conception.

The scenographic concept submitted by 235Media and NowakTeufelKnyrim attained the second place.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with NowakTeufelKnyrim

Projektion Ruhr

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CLIENT: M:AI – MUSEUM FÜR ARCHITEKTUR UND INGENIEURSKUNST NRW
NOVEMBER 2008

“Projection Ruhr” was opened on 18.11. in the “Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine” in Paris and could be seen until 8 February 09.

In a cooperation with the light artist Mischa Kuball and on behalf of the M:AI – Museum of Architecture and Engineering Art NRW, 235 MEDIA produced this exhibition dealing with the structure changes in the Ruhr conurbation since the IBA Emscher Park.

12 mobile video projectors (VMS and Beamover) project and move photos, texts and video clips exclusively onto the bottom of a 50meters x 7meters dimensioned slightly curved space. Three projectors then form a choreographic unit for each of one of the four major issues: industrial culture, industrial nature, art and architecture. This creates a steady flow of images to a sound collage by Thomas Small (Kreidler), which through higher-level themes such as “Aerial photographs”, “People” etc. receives a dramatical retainer. For the visitor the installation opens up the view onto the process of transformation in the Ruhr conurbation, offering ambient and emotional access to the topic.

Südsauerlandmuseum

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CLIENT: Südsauerlandmuseum
June 2008

The Südsauerlandmuseum – Museum for Art and Cultural History in Attendorn – was re-opened on 22.06.2008. For a presentation of the historic town centre, 235 MEDIA brought into being a detailed and accurate town model with the dimensions of 1.10 m x 1.10 m as an interactive installation. With the help of an external touch screen, individual buildings and sites ould be selected and then, by means of a computer-controlled spotlight on the town model, illuminated.

Additionally, 235 MEDIA implemented two further media stations which made historic maps digitally accessible. Maps of Attendorn from different eras can now be studied and compared through the use of a digital zoom function.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with Bildwerk, Dortmund

Am Bildschirm

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CLIENT: DASA
January 2008

235 MEDIA conceived and realised an interactive room installation for the German Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition, DASA.

The occupational world is in a state of flux, work increasingly takes place in virtual spaces, and the mutual penetration of virtual and real spaces is embracing work and living areas ever more. The permanent exhibition “Work on the screen” occupies itself with this phenomenon and, with this new interactive installation, offers visitors encounters with and integration into virtual space right from the entrance.

Every visitor is recorded by means of camera tracking and depicted in the virtual realm by an avatar on the projection screen. Through their movements visitors control the form of the virtual space and can additionally, via an interface, select one of eight feature films dealing with the theme:

-Evolution of the screen
-Virtuality & Reality
-Macrocosm
-Planning & Constructing
-Training & Learning
-Microcosm
-Medicine & Health
-Networked Worlds

These feature films, with complex animations and associatively linked archive images from the fields of research, application and fiction, were also produced by 235 MEDIA.

Gary Hill

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CLIENT: NRW-FORUM, DÜSSELDORF
SEPTEMBER 2007

In Düsseldorf the latest works by the American media artist Gary Hill were presented over approximately 1,200 sqm. 235 MEDIA took on the overall technical design and implementation. The exhibition displayed five large-format installations and an extensive video programme. At the core of the exhibition were Gary Hills new productions, “Frustrum” and “Guilt”. Both installations are co-productions of the Stiftung imai – inter media art institute, Düsseldorf, and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, and they were seen for the first time in Germany. In addition, the installations “In Situ” (1986/2007) and “Glass Onion” (1983/2007) were restored for the exhibition.

PARTNERS:
imai – inter media art institute
Fondation Cartier, Paris
NRW-Forum

InfoSlider für das ZDF

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CLIENT: ZDF
MARCH 2007

For CeBIT 2007 235 MEDIA designed an interactive information wall for ZDF. The particular challenge was to make the ZDF online library accessible to trade fair visitors in a haptic manner. The 6.20 meters x 2.07 meters dimensioned light box with a stainless steel casing presented central themes from the ZDF Online-Mediatheque. Trade fair visitors could move the flat screen TV mounted on a guide rail both horizontally and vertically across the whole area. Depending on the position of the XY-coordinates, the flat screen displayed the various topic fields in the ZDF Online-Mediatheque, which could then be expanded upon via the screen. The Info-Slider is a variably deployable information system that can be brought into action wherever detailed information needs to be imparted from a total overview.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with Uniplan

235 MEDIA auf der EXPONATEC 2006

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FEBRUARY 2006

235 MEDIA ®evolution presented interactive applications for conveying information through exhibitions: individual presentation concepts, interactive installations and interface solutions. Alongside ideas such as the interactive table, which had already been successfully implemented, 235 MEDIA introduced two new products:

TDS – TRANSPARENT DATA SYSTEM – is a transparent, interactive projection screen with newly developed software.

The ELECTRONIC GUIDANCE SYSTEM is a multifunctional information system with various sizes of monitors and an easy-to-operate software interface. Guidance information can be can supplemented with up-to-date event announcements, news and video clips.

In addition, 235 MEDIA offered a strategy for the preservation, restoration and archiving of media art.

Luisenhütte Balve

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CLIENT: Museen des Märkischen Kreises
MAY 2006

The two projections show old film footage from the everyday life of the iron and steel workers. The challenge in the design of the projection screens was in their integration into the lavishly restored pre-industrial architecture. The solution developed by 235 MEDIA is called transparence. The installed Priva-Lite panels are inconspicuously translucent in an inactive state, but, upon entering the room, triggered sensors turn them opaque, so that they can then serve as an optimal screen for the incipient projection. One panel is installed in the timberwork of the Möllerbodens and the other in the area of the discharge aperture in front of a brick masonry structure.

The interactive table developed by 235 MEDIA is a central element of the exhibition and illustrates the former production process by means of lavish computer animations. Visitors to the museum discover in eight steps, and with the use of animations, voice recordings, images and graphics, emotively presented details about the pre-industrial working methods in the ironworks.

Interaktive Tischlandschaft

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CLIENT: TELEKOM
MARCH 2006

For the trade fair appearance of T-Systems at CeBit 2006 in Hannover, an animation of the complex processes in modern ICT infrastructures was produced.

By way of a miniature landscape comprising five interactive tables, moderators provided visitors with information on the four themes of Seamless Communication Services, Administration / Storage, Collaboration (R & D) and IT Management.

As a new element, real 3D models on the tables were integrated into the animation for the first time. Zooms from high-resolution aerial imagery landed precisely on the models and thereby combined reality with its simulation.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with the Agentur Brandrelation, Cologne

Fotografie-Ausstellung

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CLIENT: Deutsches Museum, München
February 2006

235 MEDIA designed a multimedial presentation system for the re-creation of the permanent exhibition “Technical Images” at the Deutsches Museum in Munich

The objective was to combine the aesthetic integration of the depictive media in the exhibition architecture with the impartment of an extremely large amount of detailed information. With utilisation of the TDS – Transparent Data System and the latest projection technology, the achievement was made that the visitor always has easy access to additional information, whilst at the same time allowing the effect of auratic exhibits, mainly old photo and film cameras, to be in the foreground and not be disturbed by the information system. Other highlights of the concept lay upon the fast and intuitive access to information by the visitor and the easy maintenance and updating of the information content using a Content Management System, CMS.