Bubble Wall

An art exhibition of Rhine-Waal students in the Kamp-Lintfort public library

Students from the Digital Media, M.A. programme at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences presented their art exhibition Bubble Wall in the Kamp-Lintfort public library.

Kleve/Kamp-Lintfort, 22 April 2016: The hectic stress of modern living is taking ever greater tolls on people. In most cities, the library is one of the few public places where visitors can find peace and quiet. The problem is that many visitors bring their stress with them to the library and need time before the soothing atmosphere takes hold.

The Bubble Wall is designed to help visitors relax and settle their raging emotions.

The Bubble Wall is actually an elastic cloth held taught on an aluminium frame. Projected on the cloth are many different bubbles. When a person touches the cloth, the projection reacts and new bubbles form – their size depends on how long the touch lasts. The entire exhibition – including colour scheme, sounds and the behaviour of the bubbles – was designed to encourage a playful relaxation process.

Bubble Waal is one of the interactive installations developed recently in the Digital Media master’s degree programme under the guidance of Ido Iurgel, Professor of Media Computing at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Students Elvira Kalinowski, Saskia Rühmkorf, Christian Spieß and Alician van der Zwaag received support during the development of their Bubble Wall from the Bochum-based media artist Wolfram Lakaszus, who collaborated with Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences previously in the project Stadt Land Fluss – Kultur II (City, Country, River – Culture II).

The Bubble Wall exhibition will be available to visitors between 25 and 30 April in the public library in Kamp-Lintfort during regular opening hours.