Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Museum la Boverie, Lüttich

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: MUSEUM LA BOVERIE

21 OCTOBER 2023 TO 28 APRIL 2024

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

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

Dithmarscher Landesmuseum

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: District Dithmarschen
30 SEPTEMBER 2023

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

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

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

Carolyn Lazards/Haegue Yang

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Museum Ludwig
10 AUGUST 2023 TO 31 AUGUST 2025

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

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

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

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

Cao Fei / Doug Rosman, Brühl

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Max Ernst Museum
27 AUGUST 2023

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

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

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

Arche Nebra, Nebra

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Kulturbetriebe Burglandkreis
21 JUNE 2023

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

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

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

Museum am Schölerberg, Osnabrück

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Museum am Schölerberg
21 JUNE 2023

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

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

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

Marta Herford, Herford

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: Marta Herford Museum

17 JUNE 2023 TO 15 OCTOBER 2023

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

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

Bill Viola Studio, Milan

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: BILL VIOLA STUDIO

24 FEBRUARY TO 25 JUNE 2023

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

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

Michael Pinsky

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen

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

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

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

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

Artmuseum Bonn

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Artmuseum Bonn
30 November 2022

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

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

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: Stadtmuseum Simeonstift

JUNE 25 to NOVEMBER 27, 2022

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

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

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

Museum der Moderne (Rupertinum), Salzburg

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: MUSEUM DER MODERNE

16 JULY TO 30 OCTOBER 2022

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

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

Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: CENTRAAL MUSEUM

08 OCTOBER 2022 TO 15 JANUARY 2023

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

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

Power2 Change – Mission energy transition

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe

14 August 2022 – 11 December 2022

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

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

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

Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: PALAZZO BONPARTE

05 MARCH TO 26 JUNE 2022

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

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

DIVERSITY UNITED

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CULTURE E. V., BONN
DIVERSITY UNITED. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART. BERLIN. MOSCOW. PARIS.

November 23, 2021 – March 13, 2022

The cross-border exhibition moved from Berlin to Moscow. It brings together painting, sculpture, video and new media, photography, installation, drawing and object art by around 90 artists* from 34 countries, representing different generations, genders and regions. Their works represent the diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene, from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey.

As in Berlin, 235 Media has been responsible for setting up and furnishing the works with media technology elements.

The exhibition is a cooperation with Petersburger Dialog e. V., Tempelhof Projekt GmbH and Tretyakov Gallery. Diversity United is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The next and last stop of the traveling exhibition will be the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Marcel Odenbach

Posted by Lina Heuschen

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

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

13 November 2021 – 9 August 2022

The DASA Working World Exhibition in Dortmund is the permanent educational active facility of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The new temporary/travelling exhibition “Artificial Intelligence. An exhibition about people, data and control” is dedicated to the ambivalence of new developments in the field of artificial intelligence, which is gradually permeating the home, the working world and public space. Among other things, the exhibition uses various media stations to educate visitors about the opportunities and dangers of the new technology.

235 Media conceived the media technology, developed the screen design of the media stations, wrote software, built sensors, produced short films, realised the hardware and set it up in the exhibition.

Further stations of the exhibition are the Technical Museum Vienna, the Tekniska museet Stockholm, and the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada.

Capital City Stuttgart

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Capital City Stuttgart

October 2021

In the centre of Stuttgart, a new urban district is being built on an area of 85 hectares, the Rosenstein Quarter. In order to involve citizens in the planning process and to ask for their opinions and wishes, the City of Stuttgart has set up an exhibition space of approximately 225 square metres near the City Hall.

The central element is a 23 square metre “living city model” that serves as a projection surface for animations showing the various developments of the future quarter that can be selected on four tablets. Other attractive media stations include an “interactive screen”, an interactive quiz, several listening stations and an interactive photo wall where visitors can take selfies in front of pictures of the future quarter.

235 Media created the software, supplied and set up the media technology, including soft-edge projections and corona-compliant touchless interaction technology.

In collaboration with Dr Ulrich Hermanns | Ausstellung Medien Transfer GmbH, Münster.

House of History North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Foundation House of History North Rhine-Westphalia

OUR STATE. 75 Years of North Rhine-Westphalia

27 August 2021 – 23 May 2022

 

To mark the 75th anniversary of North Rhine-Westphalia, a large exhibition was held in the Behrens building in Düsseldorf, which served as the seat of the first NRW minister-presidents from 1946 onwards. A variety of topics such as flight, expulsion, industry and economy, but also more mundane topics such as football, were presented on an exhibition area of approximately 1,200 square metres. At the same time, the show was the opening exhibition for the future “House of History North Rhine-Westphalia”, which will be realised in the Behrens building.

235 Media produced two interactive media installations for the exhibition: At “Where do you come from?” visitors could state their origins and those of their parents and grandparents and understand what role immigration plays in North Rhine-Westphalia. Another station allowed the audience to define topics that are considered future challenges for the federal state.

In the foyer we realised a 270° video panorama that was projected onto nine surfaces.

For the front of the building, we equipped 22 of the 48 windows on the third floor with LED meshes, for which we created an animation based on the state flag.

In collaboration with gewerkdesign, Berlin.

Altena Castle

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Märkische Kulturstiftung Burg Altena

September 2021

As part of the media enhancement of the cultural-historical exhibition at Altena Castle, 235 Media produced seven videos for Pepper’s Ghost installations as well as wall and floor projections. Seven characters from contemporary history present historically authenticated facts and anecdotes that are closely related to the town of Altena and the exhibition site.

The filming took place in a green-screen studio in Cologne. The entire production – from casting the actors to shooting and post-production – was carried out by the 235 Media team.

Museums of Altena Castle

Posted by Lina Heuschen

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

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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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LWL Archaeological Museum Herne

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: LWL Archaeological Museum Herne
Special Exhibition: Stonehenge in Herne
23 September 2021 – 25 September 2022

The special exhibition Stonehenge in Herne in the LWL Archaeological Museum Herne presents the latest research results on what is probably Europe’s best-known archaeological monument. In the 16 thematic areas, there are detailed 1:1 replicas of the mighty megaliths, analogue and virtually reconstructed landscapes, 25 media stations and selected finds from English archaeology and the LWL Archaeology for Westphalia.

Visitors go on a journey through time, juxtaposing the history of Stonhenge with developments in Westphalia and the Ruhr region at the same time. For here too, over 4,500 years ago, and in part even earlier than in southern England, megalithic (mega = large, lithos = stone) structures were created that served as social meeting places in a landscape increasingly shaped by humans.

235 Media advised the exhibition organisers and supplied and installed the media technology. Various special constructions individually designed by us, such as extendable cantilever arms for projector assembly, were used.

Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki
Bill Viola: Inner Journey
22 September 2021 – 27 Februar 2022

Bill Viola’s first solo exhibition in Finland takes place in the underground exhibition spaces of the Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki, which opened in 2018. The exhibition presents twelve works from the artist’s late career (1994–2015) and the video game The Night Journey, a collaboration between Bill Viola Studio and USC Game Innovation Lab. In addition to large immersive projections, the exhibition features quiet installations and smaller, more intimate works. Common to all of Bill Viola’s works is their reflection on central themes of human existence: birth, life, death and spirituality.

As always when the Bill Viola Studio exhibits in Europe, 235 Media has taken over the technical planning and realization and supplied the video and audio technology.

Video of the game The Night Journey

Amos Rex Art Museum, Helsinki

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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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Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: STAVANGER ART MUSEUM

23 JANUARY TO 15 AUGUST 2021

The exhibition “Into the Light” shows 10 works by the American artist Bill Viola from 1976 to 2013. Viola has been working with video for almost fifty years, exploring its technical and aesthetic possibilities. His video installations offer the viewer a holistic experience and often deal with philosophical, psychological and spiritual themes. The exhibition shows 12 video installations as well as a selection of older single-channel works. At the beginning of his career, Viola experimented with video effects and time manipulation. Later, he incorporated classical themes from art history and worked on a video installation for Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde”. Viola’s art was inspired by mythology, Christian mysticism, Islamic Sufism and Buddhism.

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

IMAI – Inter Media Art Institute

Posted by Lina Heuschen

IMAI – Inter Media Art Institute

Anniversary

 

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

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Holocircle

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

Posted by Lina Heuschen

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

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Boaz Kaizman. Green Area”
3 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

For the celebratory year “2021. 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany”, the Museum Ludwig has invited the artist Boaz Kaizman (born 1962 in Tel Aviv, lives and works in Cologne) to develop a new work that will enter the museum’s collection following the exhibition. The large-format video installation created by Boaz Kaizman consists of a total of 16 films projected in a complex choreography by seven video projectors onto two walls of the large exhibition hall. The spatial sound also follows compositional principles, but the sound tracks of all the films can also be listened to individually in their entirety via headphones.

235 Media designed, provided and installed all the technology for the elaborate video/audio installation.

Museum Ludwig

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

DECEM­BER 12TH 2020 – JU­NE 13TH 2021

 

 

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

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Museum Ludwig

Posted by Lina Heuschen

Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Andy Warhol Now
Decem­ber 12th 2020 – Ju­ne 13th 2021

Andy Warhol is without a doubt the number one Pop artist. The Museum Ludwig in Cologne is dedicating a major retrospective to him with over one hundred works. Alongside art-historical icons such as the Elvis Presley, Electric Chair and Marilyn Monroe Series or Campbell’s Soup Cans and Brillo Boxes, the exhibition also presents films and other media works that perhaps most clearly reveal Warhol’s interest in a diverse, queer counterculture that was based in his New York studio, the Factory. The exhibition is evidence that Andy Warhol’s work remains highly relevant in our time, when an ever-increasing number of people are calling for the recognition and promotion of cultural and gender diversity.

235 Media installed several room-sized monitor and projection works. These included “Screen Tests,” with a projection area of nearly 80 square meters, and “Exploding Plastic Inevitable,” a spatial installation with 14 monitors.

“Screen Tests” (1964–66) are a series of black-and-white film portraits. They show a variety of people – usually from the neck up against plain backgrounds – many of whom were part of the mid-1960s New York cultural scene. Under Warhol’s direction, the sitters attempted to sit motionless for about three minutes while being filmed in slow motion. The films represented a new kind of portraiture – a slow-moving, almost still image of a person. The “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” was a series of multimedia events organized by Andy Warhol in 1966/67. They included performances by The Velvet Underground & Nico, screenings of Warhol’s films, and performances by Factory regulars.

Andy Warhol Now is a cooperation of Cologne’s Museum Ludwig and London’s Tate Modern. Other venues include the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado.

For copyright reasons, we only show images taken during the installation process and to document our own work.

Diversity United

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V., Bonn
Diversity United. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART. BERLIN. MOSCOW. PARIS.
June 9th – October 10th 2021

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the major European art exhibition Diversity United at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin on 8 June 2021. Diversity United presents an artistic tour d’horizon of Europe currently. The transnational exhibition shows paintings, sculptures, video art, new media, photographies, installations, drawings and object art by about 90 artists from 34 countries. They represent different generations, genders and regions and their work reflects the phenomenal diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene – from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey. The works on display shed light on themes such as freedom and democracy, migration and territory, political and personal identity, utopias and fears, which also revolve around the current pandemic. Diversity United reflects the complexity of the European idea and its social realities in a globalized world.

The exhibition is in cooperation with Petersburg Dialogue (Petersburger Dialog e.V.), Tempelhof Projects (Tempelhof Projekt GmbH) and the Tretyakov Gallery. Diversity United is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

235 Media was responsible for planning and installing all media installations by, among others, Christian Boltanski, Ulla von Brandenburg, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Richard Mosse, Anri Sala, Tristan Schulze, Luc Tuymans and Nil Yalter.

Other stops include the New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

A bilingual media guide app (EN|DE) is available for free download from the Apple Store and Google Play under the title “Diversity United”.

More information is available online at www.diversity-united.com and www.stiftungkunst.de.

Slawenburg Raddusch

Posted by Lina Heuschen

CLIENT: Slawenburg Raddusch
October 2020

In the course of lignite mining in the Lusatian mining district, extensive archaeological excavations were undertaken, which contributed significantly to the understanding of the cultural and historical development of the region. Among other things, an early medieval Slavic fortification was discovered, which was reconstructed at its original location. It houses one of the most modern archaeological exhibitions in Germany.

Original finds are impressively presented in showcases. Overall historical contexts, but also interesting details, are conveyed in the form of text, film and animation on the latest digital media.

235 Media installed four projections, eight interactive touch monitors and nine additional showcase monitors. In addition, a media guide was created to complement the knowledge transfer.

Draiflessen Collection

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CLIENT: Draiflessen Collection
Interaktive Books
November 2020

The Draiflessen Collection has an extensive collection of books and prints, which is one of the most important Dutch special libraries for the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection of approximately 4000 objects includes many delicate specimens of high antiquarian value, so it is not accessible to every visitor. In order to present some selected pieces to a wide audience, 235 Media developed interactive books.

At first glance, this medium looks like an ordinary book made of bound paper with blank pages. But only a few moments after opening, the pages are filled with life through a combination of camera recognition and front projection. In combination with hand-painted pages, this results in a fascinating interplay of digital and analog media with high haptic quality.

235 Media created several interactive books that are permanently displayed in the archive rooms. In addition, further books were produced for the exhibitions “Seestücke” (November 5, 2020 – May 9, 2021) and “Vom Wesen der Landschaft” (September 6, 2019 – February 16, 2020).

Draiflessen Collection

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CLIENT: Draiflessen Collection
Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball
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). In the context of the exhibition Emil Nolde – a critical approach by Mischa Kuball”, Kuball examines discourses on the historical person and deals, among other things, with mechanisms of artistic self-staging.

235 Media installed six space-filling projections with a size of up to 49 square meters.

NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne

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CLIENT: NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne
Tristan da Cunha – Adventure Democracy on an Island
November 2020

The City of Cologne’s NS Documentation Center is the largest local memorial site in the Federal Republic of Germany dedicated to commemorating, communicating and researching the Nazi era. The 3rd floor of the building will be converted in the course of a spatial expansion into a fictitious place of experience, in which the participants can deal with various social issues. The “House of Remembrance and Democracy” is thus expanding its educational offerings with an interactive game for the promotion of democracy: “Tristan da Cunha – Adventure Democracy on an Island”

In the course of the game, visitors pass through 12 rooms. In the style of the game idea known as “Escape Room”, groups of 5 visitors each playfully solve social problems and questions. The visitor guidance is realized by a targeted combination of audiovisual means, with recurring sound, light and video elements guiding the participants through the rooms.

235 Media planned the complex media technology and a complete networking of the rooms including a central control room. In addition, 235 Media designed the programming structure as well as the light and sound design.

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.

OZEANEUM Stralsund

Posted by Lina Heuschen

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.