ETIHAD MUSEUM DUBAI 2020
REACTIVE PHOTO WALL
interactive media wall
As part of the exhibition "Photographs in Dialogue" this 40ft wide media wall shows the history of UAE in pictures. Visitors walk by a timeline laying out the country's history from the 1950s to 1970s, revealing glimpses of the UAE's foundation through their physical proximity to the wall.
EXHIBITION DESIGNGhaith Mohammad Meftah and team (Dubai Culture)
CLIENTDubai Culture / Etihad Museum Dubai
CONCEPT & CURATIONGhaith Mohammad Meftah (Dubai Culture)Prof. Michele Bambling (NYU Abu Dhabi)
EXHIBITION REALIZATIONProjeX UAE
REACTIVE PHOTO WALLNEOANALOGProf. Felix Hardmood Beck (NYU Abu Dhabi)Ilja Burzev (Software)antiboring units (mechatronics)
PHOTOSFelix Beck, Ilja Burzev
MOVIEIlja Burzev, Sascha Haus
Glimpses of history
The foundation of a nation
Historical events are collected in a database and linked to photographs. These are presented in a condensed structure and swap over time. Visitors in front of the wall are detected via sensors. Their presence reveals corresponding events. Thus creating a contact-free interactive experience.
40 IR-sensors with a masking housing detect people in front of the wall independently.
Pre-production and packaging of sensors and hardware in Hamburg.