LIVING FRONTIERS

Expo | Biel (CH) | 2002

Limits, crises, taboos… frontiers. It takes courage to push back frontiers, master crises and break taboos. In the exhibition pavilion “Viv(r)e les frontières – Experience the frontiers”, which was a multi-layered space, dramatised audio-visually, the focus laid on moments of crossing over a boundary. Boundary situations of our individual and collective experience, culture and prejudices became experienceable, and the visitors crossed borders, hiking over the ridges of their own emotions. Inside the pavilion, the visitors stepped into a media-enhanced narration space, which could be experienced in seven stories of bordercrossing. Life-sized images of people, who each turn out to be the protagonists of boundary situations, were displayed on 28 screens. 


In the 28 cabins behind these screens, extremely condensed audio dramas let the visitors become the subject of a dramatic situation that also picks up on a socially explosive topic. Soon, the human individuals who had been acting in isolation from each other passed over the boundaries of their action framework and began to interact, to form groups, societies – a world. The following dramatic showdown extended space in its dimensions and made it a walk-in film that connected 28 projection surfaces to a single large 360° screen.

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Limits, crises, taboos… frontiers. It takes courage to push back frontiers, master crises and break taboos. In the exhibition pavilion “Viv(r)e les frontières – Experience the frontiers”, which was a multi-layered space, dramatised audio-visually, the focus laid on moments of crossing over a boundary. Boundary situations of our individual and collective experience, culture and prejudices became experienceable, and the visitors crossed borders, hiking over the ridges of their own emotions. Inside the pavilion, the visitors stepped into a media-enhanced narration space, which could be experienced in seven stories of bordercrossing. Life-sized images of people, who each turn out to be the protagonists of boundary situations, were displayed on 28 screens. 


In the 28 cabins behind these screens, extremely condensed audio dramas let the visitors become the subject of a dramatic situation that also picks up on a socially explosive topic. Soon, the human individuals who had been acting in isolation from each other passed over the boundaries of their action framework and began to interact, to form groups, societies – a world. The following dramatic showdown extended space in its dimensions and made it a walk-in film that connected 28 projection surfaces to a single large 360° screen.

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Credits

A production of mediamutant Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG on behalf of ATELIER BRÜCKNER GmbH

 

CLIENT

Interkantonale Trägerschaft der 8 Grenzkantone

 

LEAD-AGENCY/ SZENOGRAPHY

ATELIER BRÜCKNER GmbH

 

HARDWARE PLANNING

Lightandmagic

 

TASKS MEDIAMUTANT

creative direction, concept, design, script, storyboard with Uwe R. Brückner, shooting, technical planning, editing, motion design, animation, implementation, project management

dramatist, audio plays: C. Barthelmes
music, sound design: Komplex17

 

Creative direction/ Director/ Project management

Marc Tamschick

 

Photographs

Juraj Liptàk

Awards

Art Directors Club (ADC), 2003, Award

Technical details

Squared 360° projection

14 projectors

20m x 3m x 20m

28 channel software

Shot in SP

4-channel sound