Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

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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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.

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)

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

Centre Charlemagne, Aachen

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Stadt Aachen
June 2014

The city of Aachen recently commemorated the 1200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne by hosting a three-part exhibition dedicated to the ruler of the Frankish Empire. The trio of exhibitions held under the title of “Karl der Große. Macht Kunst Schätze” (‘Charlemagne. Power, Art and Treasures’) was also accompanied by the presentation of the city’s new museum, the “Centre Charlemagne”, to visitors.

The new museum uses four epochs to demonstrate to visitors how the history of the city of Aachen is inseparably linked to the history of Europe as a whole.

Its exhibition is divided up into four parts, each focusing on a different epoch and combining historic and artistic exhibits with multimedia presentations.

235 MEDIA was involved in the concept development and exhibition planning for the museum and was responsible for the implementation of the media planning, the detailed planning of all media installations and the screen design.

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

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.

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.

InfoSlider

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

The InfoSlider is the perfect medium for presentations aimed at providing detailed information after establishing a general impression. It consists of a monitor mounted in front of a large illuminated display on which individual information can be printed. Visitors can slide the monitor back and forth on the x- and the y-axis, and at predefined positions it will display additional information in the form of films, photos and texts. In the version equipped with a touchscreen monitor, the InfoSlider also allows for direct access to the Internet. This enables visitors to independently research complex topics in a playful manner.

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Religio Telgte

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Museum RELíGIO
April 2012

The new RELíGIO museum in Telgte is dedicated not only to religious themes of local importance, but also to thwider context of human spiritual belief throughout history and in the present day. This includes everyday rituals, belief systems and religious diversity in the modern world. The museum addresses all those who are interested in religious questions.

A particular highlight is the new presentation of the historically significant Hunger Cloth of Telgte, in a specially created room. 235 MEDIA was responsible for the multimedia technology, the interactive graphics, the programming and the film editing. Furthermore, we were involved in developing the editorial content for certain topics.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with bild-werk Expo & Event GmbHs

ART AND DESIGN FOR ALL – The Victoria and Albert Museum

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
NOVEMBER 2011

For the exhibition “ART AND DESIGN FOR ALL – The Victoria and Albert Museum”  at the Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn 235 MEDIA developed and designed two interactive tables.

These tables feature an interactive world map of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. By interacting with the tables visitors inform themselves about the Victorian era in a complex, fascinating and extraordinary way. With the aid of a timeline and eight categories, such as technology, industry and politics for instance, the visitors explore and experience various global chains of events that will bring the 19th century closer.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with RWTH Aachen, Faculty for Architecture, Professorship for Urban Development History.

Rondo

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: DEUTSCHES BERGBAU-MUSEUM
2011

Mining and transport of saltpetre and other raw materials throughout the past centuries are the topic of a multimedia installation developed by 235 MEDIA.  In a 360-degree roundel suspended from the ceiling nine monitors have been fixed as a panorama. They synchronously show a film collage flowing over the borders of the monitors. The collage, composed of photographs and films and accentuated by a sound design, tells the exciting story of the important raw materials.

Grillo

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Grillo-Werke AG
MARCH 2011

The “Grillo” family-operated business has focused on zinc and sulphur production since 1842. The family’s documented history goes back to the early 16th century. 235 MEDIA has created an interactive table to make the family tree with over 1500 members and the family business history conveniently accessible.

In addition, the documented family history can be explored in nine showcase-monitors. The original documents and business correspondence of the company’s ancestors and their descendants is often still written in “Sütterlin” , (old German script) and is transcribed by integrated touch screens. The company still owns the authentic muffle tubes that were used for zinc production in the 18th century. Diverse projections are installed inside of these clay pipes, showing the chemical and visual reaction of zinc-recovery as well as filmed documentation about historical zinc recovery.

PARTNERS: In cooperation with Bildwerk.

Hans Arp: Traumanatomie

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CLIENT: Landes-Stiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
26. DECEMBER 2011

The goal was to develop modular and reusable exhibition architecture for the museum created by Richard Meier. The art bulletin (1-2/10011 edition, page 56), reports on the results: “The fantastic spatial effect of Richard Meier’s museum construction project is used effectively to establish surprising perspectives and visions by alternating between intimate built-ins and open views.” Selected small sculptures have been effectively placed in an open view with three sequential lighting conditions: “Sophisticated lighting effects provide an additional subjectivity of the view: The versatility of Arp’s artistic base element has been effectively staged.” (Art bulletin, see above)

Security sensors, developed by 235 MEDIA as well, enable the open positioning of exhibits on large wall pedestals.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation with nowakteufelknyrim and Fischer Lichtgestaltung.

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

Erlebnisexponat Röntgenbus

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Medienstationen im Wiedenbrücker Schule Museum

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CLIENT: WIEDENBRÜCKER SCHULE MUSEUM
NOVEMBER 2008

On the 28th of November the Wiedenbrücker Schule Museum opened, which is dedicated to the outstanding sacred and profane craft products of the 19th and 20th centuries.

In four different multi-media stations 235 MEDIA presents the most important works of art that were created in Wiedenbrück and distributed throughout Germany. An interactive table takes visitors back to the beginning of the exhibition, to the heyday of the workshops, and a large-format projection onto a triptych shows in detail the magnificent furnishings of the Church of St. Ida, the Wiedenbrücker emblem.

The distribution of the craft products remote from East Westfalia – with pictures and documents from Berlin to Bochum – is illustrated in the media stations as are the strong structural changes the churches were subject to during this period.

Römerthermen Zülpich

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: FÖRDERSTIFTUNG RÖMERTHERMEN ZÜLPICH
AUGUST 2008

All of the media technology for this complex new museum built around the Roman thermal baths in Zülpich was planned and executed by 235 MEDIA. It also includes other multimedia displays:

– three projections in the ancient thermal baths

– an AV media station on “Bathing Worlds” which involved the design of an interface as well as the production of 4 films:

“100 Years of Bathing Holidays”, “Bathing Culture in Film”, “Setting the Scene for Bathing”, and “Water Sports”

– an AV media station on “Racial Hygiene – The Perversion of an Idea”, which included media production

– the production of a film on the use a washbasin in the eighteenth century, which included filming and post-production

– the implementation of three other media stations and a wall projection

Kahler Asten − das Dach Westfalens

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: LWL-Museum für Naturkunde
October 2008

In October 2008, the LWL-Museum of Natural History opened a newly designed visitor center on the Kahlen Asten. The interactive table implemented by 235 MEDIA ® evolution is the central media station, and it offers tourists and interested residents of the region maps, pictures and texts on a variety of recreational activities around the Kahlen Asten.

Assigned to the four main themes, the large-format interface displays various animated maps of the natural park region: splendid walks on the Rothaarsteig and in the Rothaarsteig natural reserve, with additionally the heathland natural trail and the winter sport opportunities. The map material covers the entire console space and is holohedral relocatable. It offers further contentual reinforcement levels as well as the possibility to enlarge and diminish map segments. In addition, a memory game and a quiz provide for fun and entertainment.

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

Krupp

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CUSTOMER: Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung
JANUARY 2007

235 MEDIA executed the media installations at the Krupp Historical Exhibition in the Villa Hügel, Essen. Integrated into the newly designed exhibition dealing with the history of the Krupp company in the 19th and 20th centuries were seven multimedia installations.

The mostly interactive media stations offer the visitor a popular scientific presentation of the economic and social history, a history of the technology as well as economic and art history. Using historical material and media processing, the visitor is informed about a noteworthy constituent of industrial history. 235 MEDIA took responsibility for both the technical planning as well as the entire multimedia realization. This exhibition has been open to the public since January 2007 in the small house of the Villa Hügel in Essen

PARTNERS: In Cooperation with Dr. Ulrich Hermanns Ausstellung Medien Transfer, Münster und Steiner, Szenische Architektur, Wuppertal

Video Lounge

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CLIENT: Kunstmuseum Bonn
Febraury 2007

Because of the video lounge, the video archive of the art museum is now accessible for individual use by visitors to the Kunstmuseum in Bonn. 235 MEDIA developed a software and a user interface that makes possible both a simple selection from the catalog and the subsequent presentation of the video work.

The video lounge is embedded in a walk-in installation by the artist Stefan Eberstad. From the archive, which is characterised in particular by the extensive video collection of Ingrid Oppenheim, the visitor can, at two stations and with the help of a trackball, select a title from a clearly designed menu and have it played either on a monitor or as a projection. The technology is incorporated into the sculpture, which simultaneously serves as a seat.

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.

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.

Video et Cogito

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CLIENT: LUDWIG FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTS, AACHEN
JULY 2004

Thanks to a new conservation strategy, video works from the early years of video art are accessible to the public again. The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen shows refurbished artists’ videos from the museum’s collection in its exhibition Video et Cogito from July 2, 2004. The Ludwig Forum is Germany’s first art collection undertaking concrete measures for the protection of its valuable artists’ video collection in co-operation with 235 MEDIA.

The custom conservation strategy was developed at 235 MEDIA in Cologne with the support of specialised video technicians and a graduate restorer. The strategy is applicable to other collections, too, and creates the basis for a continued restoration of video art works. Additionally, the exhibition presents extensive information documenting the process of conservation and underlines the before/after effect in a series of photographs.

The development was made possible within the settings of the MedienKunstArchiv project for the conservation and digital archiving of video art tapes. The MedienKunstArchiv project (MKA) is supported by the German Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Federal Cultural Foundation) and the Kunststiftung NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia Art Foundation) and will make video art accessible online to the public for the first time. In a first stage, some 1,100 artists’ videos shall be digitised and entered into an online archive by the end of the year.

ILLUMINATION:EVOLUTION

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CLIENT: Senckenberg Museum
APRIL 2004

For Luminale 2004 Atelier Markgraph, Showtec, Four to one and 235 MEDIA have worked in partnership to create a multi-media light-show in the Senckenberg Natural History Museum. The 235 MEDIA ®evolution interactive table will be placed in the Dinosaur Hall and will function as a control centre for light, video and sound.

This cable-free communication tool combines up to date sensor technology, user interface design and multi-media programming with the relaxed feel of sitting around a conventional table. Three billion years of evolution to an infinite future:

The Senckenberg museum embodies the patina of research upon which pivotal moments in the development of life and of the multitude of species are etched. The Senckenberg museum is considered a beacon of scientific excellence in Frankfurt Rhine-Main.

PARTNERS:
In cooperation Atelier Markgraph,
Showtec,
Four to one

Das elektronische Schmuckstück

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CLIENT: SCHMUCKMUSEUM PFORZHEIM
SEPTEMBER 1989

Starting from the assumption that the visitor of a jewellery art exhibition cherishes the wish to touch or wear those jewels 235 MEDIA created this installation. The locked-up and secured showcases create a distance between the exhibition objects and the visitors that is necessary for reasons of security, but basically contradicts the intention of the exhibitor as well as the needs of the visitor.

The visitor’s desire to wear or own one object or another cannot be met in reality, but it can be simulated with the computer and video technology. Provided they are wearable, the exhibited pieces of jewellery are recorded by a video camera and saved digitally (digital library). By using the the catalogue number, they can be selected on a monitor within a minimum of time.

In an installation setup, the visitor can now stand (or sit) on a marked spot in front of a camera and choose the desired piece of jewellery. With the help of an electronic punch, the operator (necessary for the installation) fixes the jewellery to the visitor’s body. The visitor can watch this procedure on a monitor. Once the object on the monitor is in the desired position, a video or Polaroid printer will print out a full-color picture for the visitor to take home.

Ornamenta 1

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CLIENT: Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
September til November 1989

An unprecedented number of exhibits by 222 artists and designers from 23 countries was shown as a representation of the uniqueness and variety of artistic jewellery design.

An artistic advisory board was responsible for the exhibition concept. It decided about the exhibition design and selected the exhibits based upon the suggestions of advisors form eleven countries, ensuring international variety.

With large photographs, posters and flags, ORNAMENTA 1 extended right into the city of Pforzheim. The exhibition was complemented by supporting programmes such as symposiums about design culture, jewellery and commerce as well as numerous lectures and workshops.

ORNAMENTA 1 is documented in a 320-page catalogue containing over 220 full-colour images and available in a book trade edition (Prestel-Verlag, Munich).