With the opening of its new wing in December 2003 giving it 6,600 square metre of exhibition space, Berlin’s German Technology Museum now has the second largest shipping exhibition in Europe.
As part of a series of installations for the Museum ART+COM developed two moveable screens to enable visitors to scan a model of a 17th century warship. The Vasa, a sumptuous, richly ornamented ship of a Swedish king, sunk after only 500 meters on it‘s maiden journey in 1628 due to mistakes in the construction.
One screen is positioned on the port side of the ship, capable to be angled up and down, left and right and so functions as a magnifying glass to explore the rich details of the decoration. The second screen is positioned on a rail along the side of the ship and can be moved along it to scan the diverse sculptures.