+Panic is an interactive large-scale projection of a school of fish that senses the space around and reacts to it. The installation is part of the inaugural exhibition After Nature in the Humboldt Labor at the Humboldt Forum Berlin. It symbolizes the main theme of the exhibition: Interactions and crises of natural and social systems.
The Humboldt Labor’s inaugural exhibition deals with the interdependencies of climate change and the loss of biodiversity and with worldwide challenges to democratic principles of order. It pools an entire range of research approaches to these and other current issues and relates them to positions from the history of science.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Venue / Location
Humboldt Lab at the Humboldt Forum, Berlin
Scope of Services
+ technical consulting
+ technical conception
+ technical planning / media engineering
+ support tendering process
© Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philipp Plum
Thousands of digital fish inhabit the foyer of the exhibition, interacting sensitively with visitors and their behavior.
Using two ultra-wide-angle projectors and a projection mapping, a seamless, area-filling image is projected onto a large-format, curved curtain. Since the curtain is semi-transparent, the projection can be experienced from both sides.
3D cameras placed in the room make it interactive. They capture every single visitor and analyze parameters such as distance to the curtain, speed and direction of movement. These values directly influence the behavior of the swarm and also generate a reactive soundscape in real time.
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schnellebuntebilder in collaboration with hergarten / interactive environments, COOP. Projektgesellschaft mbH
Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse
Project Management Humboldt Labor
Maria Ollesch, Frauke Stuhl (till March 2020)
Production Management Humboldt Labor
Dr. Gorch Pieken
D4 Projekt GmbH
Movie Tech AG
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philipp Plum, schnellebuntebilder
Camera Video Documentation
Editing Video Documentation
Composition Video Documentation
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Hergarten | Interactive Environments