• 5,670

    Generative LED-Wall display, 2016

    A large 17 x 5 m LED wall is the central element of the new corporate museum of filter manufacturer Mann+Hummel in Ludwigsburg, Germany. 5,670 filter elements are mounted onto monochrome LED tiles. Accompanying the screen, an extensive audio system enhances the room with differentiated sound. The subject of the audiovisual experience are information and visualisations about the company’s expertise, locations and statistics. The context is provided by neon light words, which surround the LED area.

    A custom control software was developed by Markus Lerner to facilitate the display of generative real-time animations, bar and line charts as well as a world map, which highlights the global locations of the company. The application features an intuitive timeline editor for the design and arrangement of the content. Besides the DMX output for the LED display, the software also controls the sound and the neon lights.

    The animations were designed in collaboration with TheGreenEyl, Berlin.

    LED wall design: TheGreenEyl in collaboration with Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Audiovisual engineering: Stefan Helling. Sound design: Ben Lukas Boysen.

    Animation Design, Screen Design, Java/OpenGL/Shader programming, DMX control

  • Reactive Sparks

    Light installation in an urban environment, 2007

    A new display for OSRAM Seven Screens in Munich was created on behalf of ART+COM, Berlin. OSRAM Seven Screens is an installation of seven double-sided vertical screens in front of the OSRAM main office in Munich, next to the highway “Mittlerer Ring”, one of the most congested roads in Munich and Germany.

    For the display Reactive Sparks, the traffic on the street is tracked in real-time; each vehicle creates a spark which moves across the screens. The Waves in the lower part of the display represent the amount of traffic in the past few minutes. More traffic results in higher waves with faster movement. The installation conveys the idea of energy and movement translated it into a visual representation. The warm colours create a warm spot in the gray winter landscape. The display will run until April 2008.

    Idea, concept, design, Java and OpenGL programming


    • 7 vertical screens with more than 750,000 RGB high-capacity LEDs
    • tracking computer with firewire camera
    • graphics computer for the real time rendering of the display
  • Fairytale

    Generative display for the Vattenfall building facade, 2005

    In collabration with Andre Stubbe a new generative animation for the 100 m² Vattenfall media facade in Chausseestr. 23, Berlin-Mitte, was created. The piece was developed on behalf of ART+COM.

    Small glowing particles are moving in the field of big, slowly gliding spheres. The accelerated objects emit light when they hit big masses of matter. A visualized dream of energy.

    The animation was generated by delegated behavior systems that are part of a selfmade simulation package. The rendering software was written in Java. The rendering time took approximately 8 hours for 3000 movie frames of 7939 x 4340 pixels resolution.

    The opening took place during the Lange Nacht der Museen on 27 August 2005. The piece was screened for several months in turn with screenings by Marius Watz and Lia. The screening was repeated from March until August 2006.

    Idea, concept, design, Java programming, rendering


    • 18 back-projections on Priva-Lite® screens
    • projectors with built-in mpeg2-video memory