Interactive map of the UAE part of the exhibition ›Untold Stories Retold‹ in Abu Dhabi

The interactive map ›The Emirati National House‹, which I had developed for the National Pavilion of the UAE at the Venice Biennale 2016, is going to be on display for the first time in the UAE as part of the exhibition ›Untold Stories Retold‹ at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi.

It provides insights into the geography and landscape of the UAE, as well as the diversity in typology of the Emirati National House, also know as the Sha’abi (folk) housing model, applied across the Emirates.

On a 65″ 4K resolution touchscreen multiple visitors can simultaneously zoom in to neighborhoods to examine their qualities and view photographs documenting the unique features of the Sha’abi houses.

Public opening: Wednesday, 7 March, 6 pm

Exhibition: 07 March 2018 – 24 June 2018

Further information:

https://www.facebook.com/NationalPavilionUAE/posts/2040629525955076?pnref=story

https://www.warehouse421.ae/en/exhibitions/

Interactive table at Hersbruck/Happurg documentation site

The Hersbruck/Happurg documentation site records the history of the second largest satellite camp of the Floss­en­bürg concentration camp. It consists of two modules: one in Hersbruck, the former camp, and another one in Happurg, the former place of forced labor.

The Hersbruck module features a panoramic video of the surroundings of Hersbruck and a large multitouch table. It displays the names of all the 9,000 known prisoners from all over Europe who were held captive there between July 1944 and April 1945. 90 representative biographies featuring stories, animated quotes and images can be explored. The interactive display was designed and programmed by Markus Lerner in collaboration with Bertron Schwarz Frey, Berlin/Ulm, who created the exhibition architecture for the documentation site.

The documentation site Hersbruck/Happurg is opening to the public on Monday, 25th January.

Further information:
Project documentation
Press Release by the Bavarian State Parliament
Announcement by the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial

Locations:
Hersbruck module: Badstr. 145, 91217 Hersbruck
Happurg module: Südring/An der Hunnenschlucht, 91230 Happurg

OSRAM Reactive Sparks

osram_reactive_sparksI just created a new display for OSRAM Seven Screens in Munich 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 car 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 and translates it into a visual representation. The warm colours create a warm spot in the gray winter landscape. The display will run until April 2008.

I designed the display in collaboration with ART+COM and realized the programming in Java and OpenGL.

» Reactive Sparks documentation