A stunning panoramic exhibition on the Titanic has opened in Leipzig, Germany that allows visitors to view the wreckage of the famous ship in remarkable detail, making them feel as if they have ventured 3800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Opened last weekend, the gigantic display covers an area of approximately 3500 square metres and features a high definition image created to accurate scale. Called Titanic – The Promise of Modernity, the exhibition was created by artist Yadegar Asisi, who takes visitors to a viewpoint level with the shipwreck. Artificial light and background noises create a unique atmosphere for the display, while everyday objects, technical equipment and items of baggage lie around it to add an air of authenticity. There is also music specially composed by Eric Babak to go along with the panorama. An accompanying exhibition created by Mathias Thiel provides additional information on the production methods and history behind the industry of the 1900’s.
‘For me, on the one hand, the Titanic stands for an extraordinary engineering accomplishment, on the other hand, her fate symbolises the hubris of mankind,’ said creator Yadegar Asisi. Installation rooms around the panorama feature illustrations from the pinnacle of industrialisation, showing the achievements and advances made at the time. After visitors have passed the 1:1 reconstruction of the bow of the Titanic, they reach the panorama room where the wreck can be seen on the sea bed.
Researching the shipwreck and creating the 3D project was done out in association with a team of Titanic Experts in order to create an engaging and accurate display. More information on visiting Titanic – The Promise of Modernity is available on Yadegar Asisi’s website.
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