Marius Hügli, iart

Designer | Artist Paul Gauguin Interactive Book
Year 2015

The interactive books that iart developed formed the magical centre of the multimedia room. For the printed parts of the pages were supplemented by projected content, thus permitting interactive elements and moments of surprise in the form of animations with sound: For example, the animated ship actually moved into the harbour of Papeete; when touched, sketches turned into the painting based on them; and a still life flowed out of ‘Self-Portrait with Palette’. Quotations in three languages supplemented the themes of the paintings and could be opened and closed.

Sounds emerged both from the interactive books and from the adjoining room, which also offered seating; they contributed discreetly to the South Pacific mood of the multimedia room and filled out the overall experience of the exhibition for the senses.