For the Center of Science Activities (Graz, AT) we designed a space for visioning and dreaming. Visitors should relax in a comfortable and imaginative environment by appreciating a multimedial journey through fascinating worlds. We tried to make ideal use of the historical premises and limited room size by using video projection mapping on the vault and “infinite” mirrors across the walls. By blurring the boundaries of real and virtual worlds visitors get immersed in the audiovisual experience.
Our client specified the topics deep sea and space, which should be represented in an artistic way. We based our story on the spatial and temporal circumstances attached to our existence and the Universe. Visitors travel through the deepest parts of the ocean and fly out to fantastic galaxies far away. Soft and calm narrator voices in German and English language accompany the audience in a poetic manner.
As part of our initial concept we established a VR workflow which let us simulate the appearance of video projections in the final spatial setup. Testing animations and visuals with VR goggles during an early production stage helped us and the client to better understand the effect of the visual content within the infinity-mirror room. The image above is an interactive demo which allows you to experience a 360° view of the installation.
Besides the spatial design concept and the production of audiovisual content we also created a custom media server solution which controls the video projection mapping and a 4.2 surround sound system. It also operates the LED floor lighting via DMX control and an information screen at the entry portal which function as guidance systems for visitors. Employees can control basic playback parameters and different language versions via a touchscreen interface.