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  • Installation view, "forever young", Berner Generationenhaus, photo: Jonas Moser

  • Installation view, "forever young", Berner Generationenhaus, photo: Jonas Moser

  • Installation view, "forever young", Berner Generationenhaus, photo: Jonas Moser

  • Installation view, "forever young", Berner Generationenhaus, photo: Jonas Moser

  • Installation view, "forever young", Berner Generationenhaus, photo: Jonas Moser

forever young
Berner Generationenhaus

The topic of getting older is presented in the exhibition “forever young. Welcome to a long life” in a multimedia tour in a multi-faceted way.

Tweaklab was commissioned with the entire media technical planning, programming and installation.

Right at the beginning of the tour, a jukebox with 100 cover versions of Alphaville’s hit “Forever Young” awaits the visitors, after which they dive into the video projection with 4-channel sound “First Light” by Georg Lendorff. Various audio stations with 3 headphones each and 5 peep tubes with built-in displays provide insights into aging.
Furthermore, the remaining life span can be determined in the exhibition. At the beginning, the visitors have their age stamped on the backs of their hands. At the corresponding station, the hand is then scanned and the age identified. A computer voice asks questions which are answered by the visitors via a keypad. Following this, a piece of paper with the personal life expectancy is printed.

The entrance to the cinema room is equipped with an automated sliding door for entry and exit as well as with a countdown monitor. The entire show with DMX-controlled light shows the film “Short Story” on a double projection, which also displays the film on the wall and the ceiling. In addition to the planning, programming and installation, Tweaklab also realised the 4.1 sound mixing for this specific setting.

Further information can be found on the various media stations: Animations can be seen in microscopes and interviews can be heard on handsets. A video station with ten synchronised screens and an open stereophonic sound, as well as four small projections onto several water basins each with six Tweaklab handsets.

Curator: Detlef Vögeli
Location: Berner Generationenhaus, an institution of the Berner Burgergemeinde

Duration of the exhibition: 27.04.2019–29.03.2020