2019-09-20

AUFBRUCH MOSAiC

AUFBRUCH MOSAiC

Interactive floor projection for MOSAiC expedition
Premiered in September 2019
Commissioned by Alfred-Wegner-Institut
Produced for MOSAiC-Expedition farewell event
Presented in Tromsø, Norway

Together with the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research we created an interactive installation for the MOSAiC expedition in which hundreds of scientists from 19 nations are working on the POLARSTERN icebreaker and be frozen in the Arctic ice for one whole year.

A large, glowing ice floe is projected onto the floor and accompanied by atmospheric arctic sounds. When the visitors enter the floe, the movement of their feet crackles and breaks the ice underneath them. As they move through the projection, they pull a trail of light behind them and expose the underlying water that slowly closes after a while.

The installation was originally developed for the boarding of the captain and the expedition leader at the farewell event of the MOSAiC expedition in Tromsø, Norway, but has been extended and showcased at other occasions as well.

Credits:

Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)

Support: Alperen Sahin, Simon Knop-Jacobsen

Installation at Luminale Frankfurt


2019-09-12

POLARSTERN FAREWELL

POLARSTERN FAREWELL

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.

Credits:

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

Media Technology Rental: Audionor

Behind the Scenes


2018-05-04

LIVING BUILDINGS

LIVING BUILDINGS

Exhibition projection on architectural model
Premiered in May 2018
Presented at Offizze, Schiffbauergasse
Produced for ProPotsdam GmbH

For the exhibition »Lebendige Bauten« in Potsdam, we have devised a fitting projection onto a model of the Schiffbauergasse Quarter, as well as a panorama projection that tells the story of the area’s restoration and development.

Playful and extremely detailed animations have been combined with a host of historical photographs and video footage in what has been a close collaboration with the bodies responsible for the renovation project and the exhibition design team.

The staging of the model is a key element and fits in seamlessly with the exhibition’s overall design and architecture.

Credits:

Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)

Animation, Editing, Sound composition and Design: Xenorama
Exhibition concept, archive research, storyline: Brigitta Bungard, Katrin Reiling und Kerstin Meyer-Ebrecht
Text: Katrin Reiling
Speaker: René Schwittay
Furniture Design: Kerstin Meyer-Ebrecht
Furniture Production: Neubauen.Design

 


2018-04-15

METAMUTATIONS

METAMUTATIONS

Spatial Extension of Festival Identity
Premiered in May 2018
Presented at Filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam
Produced for Sehsüchte Filmfestival

For the 47th Edition of the International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte, Xenorama developed a threefold projection in the atrium of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

In dynamically transmuting three distinct wall surfaces, the film university’s entrance hall was expanded by projected virtual space — its aesthetics in line with the festival theme METAMORPHOSES. Elements of the corporate identity were adopted and placed in relation to the materiality of the open-pored stone walls the architecture of this famous institute is characterized by. The result is a continuous loop that gives the building a curious life of its own and reflects the multi-faceted character of the place.

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2017-05-11

100m² MEER

100m² MEER

Interactive Floor Projection for Exhibition Design
Premiered in May 2017
Produced for House of Science Bremen
Cooperation with University of Arts Bremen

For the German Science Year “Seas and Oceans” the House of Science Bremen organized a major exhibition incorporating all of its ten participating research facilities and institutes. The exhibition was designed and realised by the Master-Studio “Systems and Structures” of the University of Arts Bremen.

We supplemented the concept of a polygonal exhibition architecture with the impression of an ocean trench by an interactive floor projection. A stream of light points adapts to the exhibition architecture and accompanies the visitors throughout the tour. At different stages they can interact with the particles in various ways. Depending on their position they can, for instance, attract or repel the particles, or cause additional interesting facts to appear before them. In that way the floor projection functions as a supplementary media layer and as an abstract fluid orientation system.

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Making Of

The technical setup required a combination of 9 different projectors and 3 interaction stations.

AUREAL

AUREAL

Augmented Fashion Show for Anniversary Event
Premiered in May 2017
Produced for Goldstadt250
Presented at Congress Centrum Pforzheim

In the year 1767 the margrave Karl Friedrich von Baden granted the city of Pforzheim the exclusive right for gold and jewellery production. For the 250th anniversary of this occasion we accompanied the glamorous celebration gala at the Congress Centrum in Pforzheim with an indoor 270° panoramic projection.

As an opening of the evening we fused archive material with spatial 3D animations into a historical narration which vividly elaborates on all the ups and downs of Pforzheim‘s jewellery production throughout the last 250 years. For the second part of the evening we accompanied a high profile multi-media fashion show with panoramic animations of the representative pieces and created the soundscapes for the models to perform to. Also we supported the performances by world famous opera singer Jose Carreras and the Ballett Pforzheim with elegant projected stage atmospheres.

Credits:

Art-Direction by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)
Animation Assistance: Hendrik Lüdders, Robert Vogel, Hans Arnold
Technical Assistance: Maximilian Gräf
Documentation: Marcel Bückner, Lorenz Potthast, Hans Arnold
Musical Assistance: Polina Borissova, Dan Merger, Samuel Sauter
Technical Partner: Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik

Making Of


2017-05-07

GOLDSTADT 250

GOLDSTADT 250

Panorama Projections for Jewellery Anniversary
Premiered in May 2017
Produced for Goldstadt250
Presented at Congress Centrum Pforzheim

In the year 1767 the margrave Karl Friedrich von Baden granted the city of Pforzheim the exclusive right for gold and jewellery production. For the 250th anniversary of this occasion we accompanied the glamorous celebration gala at the Congress Centrum in Pforzheim with an indoor 270° panoramic projection.

As an opening of the evening we fused archive material with spatial 3D animations into a historical narration which vividly elaborates on all the ups and downs of Pforzheim‘s jewellery production throughout the last 250 years. For the second part of the evening we accompanied a high profile multi-media fashion show with panoramic animations of the representative pieces and created the soundscapes for the models to perform to. Also we supported the performances by world famous opera singer Jose Carreras and the Ballett Pforzheim with elegant projected stage atmospheres.

Credits:

Created by Xenorama (Lorenz Potthast, Marcel Bückner, Moritz Richartz, Richard Oeckel, Tim Heinze)

Technical Assistance: Maximilian Gräf
Documentation Assistance: Hans Arnold

Musical Assistance: Polina Borissova, Dan Merger, Samuel Sauter
Technical Partner: Neumann&Müller Veranstaltungstechnik
Cooperation Historical Narration: Dr. Ana Kugli

 


2016-06-25

ELECTROSTATIC FLOOR

ELECTROSTATIC FLOOR

Interactive Floor Projection for Trade Fair
Premiered in June 2016
Produced for IONTIS Elektrostatik GmbH
Presented at drupa trade fair, Düsseldorf, Germany

For the company IONTIS, an industrial producer of products in the field of electrostatic charge, we developed an innovative floor projection that attracts the attention of visitors at a trade show.

As soon as visitors come close to the stand, their feet are surrounded by electric strokes guiding them to the booth. At the same time the strokes playfully visualize the topic of electrostatic discharge, one of the core business domains of IONTIS.

An Ultra Short Throw projector, a tracking unit and a mini computer are mounted in an inconspicuous pedestal, which can be freely positioned and also used for other purposes. The installation was shown at “drupa”, the world’s largest trade fair for the printing and media industry in Dusseldorf.

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