RED - A SPATIAL FILM INSTALLATION
Love, fertility, life, hate, anger and death: Hardly any other colour stirs up as many emotions as the colour red. The colour red is frequently used as an aesthetic and narrative element in films. The immersive installation of light, sound and film compilations, which are shown on eleven largeformat screens, allows visitors to explore the colour red throughout film history and plays on the ephemeral and immaterial quality of film as a medium. A myriad of films cover various topics such as protagonists, objects, spaces, effects and direction, emphasizing the diverse use of Red in film.
The design concept is based on one large spatial gesture, integrating the entirety of the space as the main staging element while turning the media film into an exhibit itself. Clear geometric surfaces, partially transparent, partially opaque, subtly define the seemingly endless space surrounding the central "red room". The "red room" is a square installation, composed of multilayered gauze strips from ceiling to floor, which ephemerally pulsate in various red tones. The intensity of the colour and the levels of the audio collage reach a peak at regular intervals, captivating the entire exhibition space and creating an all encompassing "red moment".
The graphic design concept embodies the fleeting quality of colour. Visitors are given film cards at the beginning of the exhibition which function as mobil projection surfaces throughout the exhibition, making them actively participate in the search for the colour red in film.
RED. A spatial film installation which turned the affects of the colour red in moving images into an emotional experience.
TMS was commissioned by the German Film Museum to create the general concept and produced the exhibition design, graphic design as well as the light and sound dramaturgy.
The temporary exhibition was on view from March until August 2017 at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt.
Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt
K4 - Das Messeteam
design concept, creative direction, project management, implementation, hardware planning, exhibition design, lighting design, audio production, design & production pico projectors, graphic design
Tobias Ziegler, Carsten Schildwächter
Lead Concept / Art Direction / Design
Elisa Broß, Mattis Gutsche
Documentation, Director of Photography / Cutter
Front image, picture 1 slideshow
Uwe Dettmar / source: Deutsches Filminstitut
7x pico projectors
19 channel mono sound
24 channel light installation