Projection on ship for expedition farewell

Premiered in September 2019
Commissioned by Alfred-Wegner-Institut
Produced for MOSAiC farewell event
Presented in Tromsø, Norway
Projected onto POLARSTERN icebreaker

In September 2019, the German research vessel FS POLARSTERN departed for the largest Arctic expedition of our time: hundreds of scientists from 19 nations are working on the MOSAiC Expedition, during which the ship will be frozen in the Arctic ice for one whole year.

In collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research we accompanied the farewell event in Tromsø, Norway, and the departure of the ship and the crew with a custom fitting projection onto the ship

Before the icebreakers’ cast off, the POLARSTERN facade was turned into a projection canvas that combined atmospheric polar research footage and animations with historical archive material from the legendary Fram expedition. At the end, the data to be collected by the expedition, to better understand the global climate, was previsualized in an abstract simulation.


Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)
Support: Alperen Sahin, Simon Knop-Jacobsen

Media Technology Rental: Audionor

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