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Funny Thought / Teaser

The foyer of the Humboldt-Forum will house a spatial installation comprised of many different parts, referencing the historical art and natural history collections of the Berlin Palace. The office Focus + Echo has taken on the task of translating this baroque presentation of knowledge into the 21st century. Inspired by the essay “Drôle de Pensée” (funny thought) by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who had sketched out the idea of such a chamber of wonders as a combination of archive and imaginative space for the communication of art, architecture and science, the office developed a digitally generated three-dimensional space. Built-in sensors enabled the public to view objects, move them, enlarge them or reduce them in size. The image motifs, consisting of single particles, bring to life the “theatre of nature and art” as a unique Humboldt Lab installation. 

You can find a detailed description of the project here.