/WU KINGDOM HELV RELICS MUSEUM
/TIME MACHINE: HOW GREAT HELV IS!/WUXI, CHINA 2014
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On behalf of ACCIONA Producciones y Diseno, S.A. (APD), we just completed a large format, interactive media installation for the Wu Kingdom HelV Relics Museum in Wuxi / China. The completely projected 400 sqm space interactively tells the story of the Kingdom Wu.
 
Visitors are immersed in a 15-minute story about the rise of the Kingdom of Wu during the Spring and Autumn Period between 514–496 BC. We created a unique visual style as a mix of cinematic martial arts scenes shot in Shanghai combined with paint-style animations.
 
The linear storytelling is enhanced with interactive elements that reinforce the visitors’ feeling of being transported back in time, away to king HelV’s coming into power, his fight for hegemony, the victory at the battle of Boju and other great legends of that period.
 
That’s how we think a time machine should work.

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Behind the unique experience is a complex network comprising of 22 high-resolution projectors and more than 30 synchronized computers. These process the signals of 14 tracking cameras, generate real-time 2D and 3D graphics and blend them with the pre-produced film footage. To enhance this immersive experience, both sidewalls are fully covered with mirrors. A spatial sound design with more than 30 channels that are connected to the different interactives reinforces the impression. This boundless space immerses the visitors into the legendary world of King HelV.

AWARDS

LIA 2014 Design Award
Finalist
Installations/Displays - Permanent

Red Dot Award 2014
Winner
Spatial Communication
Exhibition Design

/Credits & Details

Client
Wu Kingdom HelV Relics Museum Wuxi, Peoples Republic of China

Lead Agency
General de Producciones y Diseño, S.A. (GPD)

Lead Project Management GPD
Eric Teunis

Idea and Concept
Boris Micka
Marc Tamschick

Direction and Creative Direction
Marc Tamschick

Pictures TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH
TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH

Tasks
Overall Management, Planning and Production of the Spatial Media Design, Conception, Story Development, Creative Direction, Direction, Art Direction, Production of Shooting, Motion Design, Animation, Postproduction, VVVV Programming, Music Composition and Sound Design, Implementation

Project Management
Nina Hüskes (Claudia Baumgartner)

Production Management
Tobias Ziegler (Steffen Armbruster)

Sound-Design, Composition
Stefan Will, Sebastian Zenke, Niko Grunert
BLUWI Music and Sounddesign GbR

VVVV Programming
Abraham Manzanares, Julien Vulliet

Interactive Sound Programming
Daniel Plewe, Stefan Will
BLUWI Music and Sounddesign GbR

Media Technology, Hardware
Kraftwerk Living Technologies GmbH, Brainsalt Media GmbH
22 WUXGA projectors, 14 IR cameras, 36 synchronized computers, 34 audio channels

Floor: with projection and interactive video & audio, size approx. 400sqm, resolution 3600x8500 pixels

Wall: projected and interactive, size approx. 240sqm, resolution: 1900x8500pixel

Program Runtime: 15min