In the late 2011 we were approached with a rather untraditional request: create the atmospheres for 5 selected stories about the danish middle ages, without showing a single image of axes, kings or pompous knights on their ways to save the princess.
The project is the new "Danish Castle Center" in the making by The Museum of Vordingborg, a new built research and experience center drawn by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects.
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The museum will tell 5 stories about power in the middle ages, trough a vivid system of location sensors and touch screens carried by the visitors. In each story zone we are creating a 3-7meter high backdrop of projected visuals, complete with shock effects, rarity chambers and a vue direct to heaven.
In many ways the project immediately talked directiy to our pounding hearts for minimalistic abstract dissemination of the basic human feelings, and we are very proud to actually have been able to (in our own humble opinion) reach this goal.
The center had a very clear idea about how Dark Matters would fit into the stories, and we have worked very freely within our understanding of the narratives, giving the space to allow for the audience to give in to our projections with their own imaginaton, instead of just showing the stories animated on the walls.
During our process we have dived into the atmospheres of the middle ages, and our office has litterally been flooded by the darkness, unsecurity of life and deaths of the times back then and the forces very foreign from today's modern man.