MEDIA theatre inside the tower

BADISCHES LANDESMUSEUM KARLSRUHE | Karlsruhe (DE) | 2016

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.

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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.

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Credits

A production of the Badischen Landesmuseums Karlsruhe, executed by TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH

 

CLIENT

Badischen Landesmuseums Karlsruhe

 

HARDWARE-PLANNING

medienprojekt p2 GmbH

 

TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION

inSynergie GmbH

 

TASKS TMS

creative direction, concept, design, storyboard, shooting, editing, motion design, animation, interactive programming, implementation, project management, audio production

 

Concept and production:

TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH

 

Script

TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH together with Christian Schiller and Marianne Wendt

 

Direction of voice recording

Marianne Wendt

 

Creative Direction / Head of Concept

Charlotte Tamschick

 

Art Direction / Design

Natalie van Sasse van Ysselt

 

Concept

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

BLUWI

 

Illustrations

margrave, court singer, gardener Thran und alchemist Welling

Olaf Hayek

 

Idea

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

Susanne Schulenburg

 

Narrators:

Karl Wilhelm: Ben Becker

Court singer Dorothea Adam: Alexandra Doerck

Alchemist Welling: Hanns Krumpholz

Gardener Thran: Ingo Abel

 

Technical details

5 Projectors

Surround-Sound