For more than 40 years, Villa Cassel has been home to the first nature conservation centre in Switzerland. Now the entire villa has been renovated and refurbished. Part of this renovation also includes a thematic exhibition on energy transition and climate change. This theme is impressively illustrated using the example of the Aletsch Glacier.
For this purpose, an interactive projection show is projected onto a relief of the Aletsch region. This also includes the rotating fabric panel with historical pictures and a time axis, which is placed behind the relief and serves as an orientation aid.
By pressing the «intro button», a show with introductory information is played. Visitors can also use a mechanical hand wheel to move the fabric forwards or backwards along the time axis and thus navigate.
In this way, the changes in the dimensions of the glacier can be experienced, and on the other hand, five shows are played at certain points on the time axis, which are dedicated in depth to various historical events in the area.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the media technical planning, the programming of the mechanical hand wheel as an interface, the installation, as well as the sound design, the voice recordings in German and French and the sound mixing of the different animation films.
There are also eight audio stations with Tweaklab handsets on relevant, current issues and at three locations in the exhibition, visitors are taken by surprise with sounds that are started by sensors. A weather station can be seen in the middle of the exhibition, where temperature and precipitation values for Riederalp are visually implemented daily on a monitor. Tweaklab was also responsible for media planning, programming and installation on these media stations.
Location: Pro Natura Zentrum Aletsch
Customer: Pro Natura
Mechanics: Kornel Vogt, Basel
Model maker: Geo-bit::Relief
New permanent exhibition from 12.06.2020