Castle Leuchtenburg is located high above the valley and the Forest of Thuringia, home to Thuringia’s famous porcelain. In “Porcelain Worlds”, the visitors come across a special highlight, the media banquet, which invites its guests to undertake an unusual culinary adventure, to take a seat at an indulgently staged three-course baroque banquet, a multimedia wishing table. On a long white banquet table in the central room of the exhibition, place settings, consisting of plates, cutlery, glasses and serving dishes, gradually appear on the table, as if by magic. Delicious looking pies, sweet petit fours and many other opulent delicacies begin to materialise around them out of thin air.
With each course that is brought to the table, the scene becomes more surreal, wilder. A rabbit appears from under a silver dome and tortoises creep out from under the lettuce. In the background, baroque music, opulent table decorations, luscious bouquets of flowers, candles that spookily extinguish themselves, banquet guests who are discerned only by their baroquely clad arms can be heard smacking their lips and burping, turning the atmosphere all the more grotesque. The artistic installation consciously rejects any realistic representation and translates an opulent three-course baroque feast into a humorous, bizarre dining situation with detailed projections of historical porcelain and culinary delicacies. In an entertaining way, visitors are shown how the invention of porcelain shaped the culture of eating. To realise this very special banquet, more than 30 different dishes were prepared, a suckling pig was roasted, pies filled, grapes polished, Brussel sprouts stacked, asparagus peeled, flowers arranged, vegetables decorated, arranged and optically enhanced.
By a vertical projection, the opulent show dinner is projected onto the table with an LG Heinex surface at a size of about 4 x 1 metres. The permanent exhibition "Porcelain Worlds" is open since April 2014 and tells the story of the white gold with all senses to the visitors.
A production of TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH on behalf of Stiftung Leuchtenburg
HARDWARE PLANNING/ technical implementation
creative direction, concept, design, script, storyboard, shooting, editing, motion design, animation, implementation, project management
music, sound design: BLUWI Music and Sounddesign GbR
Sascha Eckardt, Stephanie Lockner, Natalie van Sasse van Ysselt