With the exhibition "Europa in the Renaissance. Metamorphoses 1400-1600" the National Museum Zurich dedicates its first exhibition in the new building to cultural exchange and the revolutionary modernization in Europe.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the media planning, programming and installation of all media stations.
For one of the projects Tweaklab programmed and installed a double projection, which is shown at the beginning of the exhibition. The projection shows a map of Europe at that time with moving graphic elements that indicate the changes within the continent. Like this, for example, free trading routes and war zones can be shown. The programming includes the fine-tuning of the two projection surfaces with softedge-blinds as well as the programming of the media station with additional information in the four languages German, French, Italian and English. The content of the texts are complemented with images and sketches from the Renaissance to give a deeper insight of the historic coherence of that time.
One of the most influential impositions of the world history is the invention of printing with movable letters.
The 6-channel video installation on the subject of printing extends the original printing press with six monitors. On the monitors the visitors can see a simulation of the first printed sheets sliding out of the printing press and wave over the screen. Original book sheets were scanned for this purpose.
Another 42” touchscreen station focuses on the theme "Europäische Renaissance" and it provides the visitor with information of the exhibits. The texts speak about connections within the society and the excited intellectuals as well as the exchange between artists and commissioners. Tweaklab programmed the content and installed the devices.
Commission: Swiss National Museum Zurich
Exhibition curators: Denise Tonella (SNM) und Bernd Roeck (Universität Zürich)
Exhibition design: Alex Harb (SNM)
Duration of the exhibition: 01.08.–27.11.2016