“Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen MUKS” is the new name of the former toy, village, and vineyard museum, which now directs the institution’s focus onto people and their actions. The precious toy collection and Riehen’s village history are newly accessible to interested visitors in a diverse and entertaining way.
The room “Connecting” is centered on the different groups and associations in Riehen. In addition to the photographs and text panels, a monitor shows a film in a continuous loop about the Banntag, the day on which the municipal boundary is walked together annually.
On the walls of the room dedicated to “remembering” hang photographs of various Riehen residents. Their individual memories can be listened to by entering a number on an audio guide. Tweaklab configured and recorded the audio guides.
On the touch screen application “How would I like to live?” in the room “Building”, visitors can define their idea of their own living space in a playful and graphically intriguing way: In what type of house? With which flatmates? In which neighborhood in Riehen? As a finale, a poster with one’s own living profile is generated, which can be sent to one’s email address.
Another important area of life, “working”, is also portrayed on a touch screen. Users can select various little cards with questions like “Who or what do you want to work with?”, and drag them into a digital box. At the end, users again receive a collage of their individual ideas about work, which can also be emailed to them.
For these two stations Tweaklab was responsible for the media planning, the interactive concept, and the programming.
In another room, the theme is “growing”. As soon as visitors step in front of a vertical projection, their cast shadow appears on a screen. When the person then assumes various suggested poses, the shadow transforms into various figures such as a crocodile or a skeleton.
This transformation is accompanied by facts about growing. The installation consists of a computer and a camera. The image of the camera is analyzed with Openpose (Deeplearning). The resulting gestures and outlines of the person in front of the camera are then playfully composed. Tweaklab did the media planning, programming, and animation for this installation.
In “Shapes” the visitors can become active themselves: with different materials like figurines, stones, screws, etc. a picture can be arranged, which can then be photographed with a webcam and sent one’s email, as well as broadcast on the monitor in the room “Collections”.
The topic “Collecting”, located in the lower basement, showcases boxes containing private collecting passions, such as Barbies, wine labels or even PEZ figures. Tweaklab has installed a rolling screen with a projector and a sound system, so the room can also be used for presentations.
The centerpiece of the “storytelling” room are display cases in which exhibits on various themes are arranged. The explanatory texts for the collection items can be accessed via Tweaklab handsets.
In the “Living” room, everyday objects are humorously presented in the form of media: a video about brushing one’s teeth is accompanied by the soundtrack from a shower head; the story about a tin can is heard from a corresponding tin can; a screen is integrated into a soup bowl, on which an alphabet soup repeatedly forms new words; and when one takes the receiver off a telephone, you hear children telling their favorite jokes.
In the production on “Dreams” one can immerse oneself in the dream worlds of children, which were translated into landscapes and sound together with the museum staff. The installation of the speakers was done by Tweaklab.
Audio stations are distributed throughout the museum where visitors can learn about the life and work of Johann Rudolf Wettstein – the man who gave the building its name. These are realized with Tweaklab handsets, where the sound file starts when the listener picks up the handset.
Tweaklab was responsible for the media planning, programming and installation of the media stations in the exhibition.
New permanent exhibition from June 12, 2021