THE NEW SWEDISH MUSEUM OF PERFORMING ARTS

For to opening of the new Performing Arts Museum, Spree has developed three digital stations that enhance the visitor's experience and create new dimensions for the exhibition.

Three experiences with a common goal.

With the three experiences that Spree has delivered to the Performing Arts Museum, we hope to contribute to both the joy and curiosity of the exhibition. The stations are scattered at the museum’s three different departments and together create an exciting interactive touch in the rooms where they are active.

The stations that Spree have created are a mix of different performing arts experiences. You can try different dance poses, theater masks from Dramaten’s masks and learn more about Hagströms guitars in a fun and interesting way.

Theater mask

Transform to someone else

Surrounded by makeup and other attributes found in the Royal Dramatic Mask Division, the visitor can settle down in front of a screen and turn into someone else for a while. The visitor can browse through different touches through a touch glass and become both clowns and monsters. The masks are created by masks from the Royal Drama Theater.

Several users

To create an inclusive experience, up to four people can have masks across their faces at the same time. This creates a social station where both entire families and total strangers can share laughter with each other.

Make up artists from Dramaten


The different masks are made by make up artists from the Royal Drama Theater. This gives the masks an exciting and genuine character and makes the experience different from other similar applications with more digital character in the graphics.


Kinect & Unity

The solution is built with Unity and uses a Kinect camera to identify people in front of the make-up table. This solution enables full 3D rendering of the masks and simulates similar lighting conditions as in the actual room.

Dance Pose

Search with your body.

The Performing Arts Museum wants to give its visitors the opportunity to experience the museum’s amazing photo collection that portrays dancers and dances from the last century. The experience Dance Search just does this by asking the visitor to use his own body as a tool to search. The users are in different bags, as they find themselves, then analyzes the bag and a matching image from the archive is displayed on a screen.

Active Users

With the body that control the interaction we have with Stage Art Museum created an experience that creates active users, literally. The user needs to stretch, bend, jump and play with your body to evoke new search results.

Unic Pictures

The pictures that users can search for are unique pictures from the Performing arts museum's image archive. The pictures portray dancers and dances from the last century.

Kinect technique

To find, track and analyze visitors' movements, we use a Kinect camera. This allows us to match how a user poses against the almost 200 images in the application's database.

Hagströms

A new multitouch experience

This installation combines digital content and an exhibition object in a fun and interesting way. Through the translucent multitouch screen, the user can still view the guitar as a physical object while simultaneously enjoying a digital layer of information. Visitors can follow Hagströms journey from accordion to rock guitars, see famous artists such as David Bowie playing the instruments as well as listen to Maria Andersson from Sahara Hotnights who talks about the different components of the guitar.

Hypebox


Hagströms station consists of a translucent touch screen with a light box behind, a Hypebox. This creates a very exciting way of presenting exhibits as visitors experience a digital layer on top of the physical object.


Exiting History


The movies in this solution tell an exciting story about how a company made accordion changed direction and began to produce electric guitars. Among other things, the user finds that the guitar design borrows spare parts from accordion and one contributed to the particular character of Hagströms guitars.


Exploring GUI


The translucent touchscreen and the guitar behind creative interesting challenges when the graphical interface was designed. The design needed to take into account the user's viewing angle and we needed to create graphical form that took into account this changing perspective.


Three experiences with a common goal

With the three experiences that Spree has delivered to the Performing Arts Museum, we hope to contribute to both the joy and curiosity of the exhibition. The stations are scattered at the museum’s three different departments and together create an exciting interactive touch in the rooms where they are active.

About the new Museum of Performing Arts

“At the Performing Arts Museum you will experience the magic of the theater, the dance and the music – on stage and behind the scenes. Here you will meet the history and contemporary of the performing arts area, and you as a visitor will be able to participate. We want to awaken your curiosity for the art forms, deepen your knowledge while increasing The insight about your own creative ability. “

At the opening ceremony, the performing arts museum has received very good reviews and press. We are proud to have participated in this project and therefore want to share with us selected reports.