The exhibition “Heimat. Eine Grenzerfahrung” certainly is an experience through the density of visual and audiovisual impressions, which are evoked through the use of a diversion of media.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the consulting of the overall media technic as well as with the planning and installation of the media stations.
When entering the exhibition each visitor receives five RFID-coins. On one side they can be used for accessing certain areas within the exhibition, on the other side they are used for identifying the person and as a temporary storage for personal data.
Another central installation consists of seven small houses, where curious people can already guess through speakers attached to the façade what personality hides behind the entry door. The decoration of the houses give hints about the life and the living situation of the person portrayed. Statements of the person are faded in through audio stations, monitors with subtitles and videos.
Besides the planning and the installation of the synchronized video projections and sound installation Tweaklab programmed the overall control panel of that station.
On the first floor the third RFID-coin can be used as a ballot paper and the visitor is invited to vote. Also on this floor there is a lot to be discovered: borderline situations on VR-glasses, visionary videos about the home country shown behind a crystal ball and with the fourth coin one can enter the space shuttle to fly into space. Here, the visitors can travel to the border of the solar system on a virtual journey experienced through VR-glasses.
At the end oft he exhibition the visitors use their last coin for the pass office: at the counter one receives the evaluation in a certificate of residence generated from the personal data of the questionnaires.
Commission: Stapferhaus Lenzburg
Duration of the exhibition: 10.03.2017–25.03.2018