MEDIA theatre inside the tower
In celebration of the city of Karlsruhe‘s 300th anniversary, its castles’s tower is filled with a whole new life. An immersive audio-visual production transforms the octagonal tower room of today’s Badisches Landesmuseum into a large media theatre.Margrave Karl III. Wilhelm von Baden-Durlach himself has returned to the centre of his city and castle and tells the story of how Karlsruhe was originally established and built. Virtual windows open up on the architecture of the actual tower windows, which have been darkened for the projections. The visitors witness the events through these windows like a voyeur. They see scenery after scenery spreading out before them and seemingly dissolving the boundaries of the physical space.
An old tapestry transforms the space into a mystical forest; baroque floral images form a wavy oversized ocean of tulips, inviting visitors to indulge themselves in the tableau vivante. The abundant imagery is based on historic engravings and paintings and creates a strong visual impact, enhanced by various animations.
Visitors are immersed in the baroque era with all their senses, while they witness thoughts and secret conversations of the city’s founding father.
The story, which is based on actual historical events and protagonists, combines the founding story with the margrave‘s great passions: the art of landscape design, music and alchemy. The imaginatively enhanced and artistically interpreted stories make the margrave’s life and his ambitious visions accessible to visitors in a poetic way.
High profile actors were hired for the 20 minute long time travel: The role of Karl Wilhelm is interpreted by multiple Grimme Award winner Ben Becker.
A production of the Badischen Landesmuseums Karlsruhe, executed by TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH
Badischen Landesmuseums Karlsruhe
medienprojekt p2 GmbH
creative direction, concept, design, storyboard, shooting, editing, motion design, animation, interactive programming, implementation, project management, audio production
Concept and production:
TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH
TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH together with Christian Schiller and Marianne Wendt
Direction of voice recording
Creative Direction / Head of Concept
Art Direction / Design
Natalie van Sasse van Ysselt
Charlotte Tamschick, Anna Salhofer
2D / 3D Artist
Marc Osswald, Mattis Gutsche, Markus Gonser
Project management TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH
Uwe Schlottmann (Jan Hübel)
Music and sounddesign
margrave, court singer, gardener Thran und alchemist Welling
Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
Project management Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe and curator
Dr. Jutta Dresch
Technical Direction Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
Dipl. Ing. Joachim Henrich
Director of Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Eckart Köhne
Head of finance Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
Karl Wilhelm: Ben Becker
Court singer Dorothea Adam: Alexandra Doerck
Alchemist Welling: Hanns Krumpholz
Gardener Thran: Ingo Abel