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Souvenir pictures

Exhibition - Prince Pückler’s World
Interactive table surface, 1-channel HD video, 6-channel audio, 2006

During his second visit to England from 1826-1829, Prince Pückler-Muskau bought four large-format albums in London. They now contain views of the places Pückler visited, landscapes and places of interest as well as portraits of contemporaries, caricatures and depictions of society events with the prince’s own comments. In order to display the books for visitors we have recreated the souvenir pictures in digital form. Now, visitors can scroll through the pictures with a simple movement of the hand above the surface of the table. The contents of the book are underlined by an audio accompaniment.

Project information
Client: Stadt Cottbus represented by the Fürst-Pückler-Museum Foundation
Location: Visitor Centre Park Branitz
Scope of work: Concept, script, interactive design and media production
Archive material: Fürst-Pückler-Museum Foundation
Production time: December 2003 to July 2006
Concept, Direction und Production: Tom Duncan, Noel McCauley
Animation: Eva-Maria Heinrich
Sound Design: Arno Kraehahn