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A stunning 360 degree full scale Titanic exhibition has opened in Leipzig

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.

Titanic 360
Crowds gather to view the large exhibition.
Titanic 360
The exhibition features an accurate scale recreation of the shipwreck.

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.

Titanic - The Promise of Modernity
Artist Yadegar Asisi with the 360 Titanic exhibition.
Titanic - The Promise of Modernity
The experience features dynamic lighting and sound installations to create a unique mood.

‘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.

Titanic - The Promise of Modernity
The exhibit features information on the background of the industrial methods at the time.
Titanic - The Promise of Modernity
The project was done in collaboration with leading Titanic experts.

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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