Lighting design: André Maia in collaboration
Programmer: Taintec, Tue friborg
Client: Statens Naturhistoriske Museum
While accommodating the visitor journey and needs along the exhibition, the exhibition is lit by using the principles of uniformity, contrast and therefore of brightness and darkness.
The start and end of the exhibition work as spaces where the guest shares a connection to the remaining areas of the museum. Here the lighting supports a transition between these areas by using wide beam angles lens which creates a brighter and uniform space. As the guest dwells along the exhibition brightness and uniformity decreases and the eyes adjust.
At Tristan Otto’s room the guest experiences a more dramatic space with higher levels of contrast, while experiencing on the space an abstract forest created by the narrow beam spotlights placed throughout the room. The use of different lighting methods bring alive details of the skeleton and lets the guest focus on different parts of the skeleton on a specific time.
The last room is a place where the visitor encounters himself about to encounter daylight and therefore reconnect to the outside world. Here the suggested lighting takes inspiration from birds natural condition while flying - the sky and horizon. Neon lights placed on the walls create this feeling of an horizon while framing the birds on the room.