Photo: © Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Harry Schnitger
Event & Entertainment

Humboldt Forum - Berlin, Germany

  • INSIDE OUTSIDE / Amsterdam, NL
  • digitech GmbH & Co KG / Patersdorf, DE

Berlin, Germany

Designed as a place for culture and science, for exchange, debates of experience and encounters, the Humboldt Forum presents outstanding collections and a diverse programme. Gerriets was able to contribute to two exhibition areas with its projection screens and the well-known, reliable Gerriets technology.

In the so-called "Humboldt Laboratory", an unusual projection screen curtain with precisely customised folds and openings was installed on behalf of INSIDE OUTSIDE from Amsterdam. An elaborate, interactive soft-edge projection of a school of fish is projected onto this "projection foil curtain", showing the influence of humans on all ecosystems, the earth's atmosphere and even the deep geological layers of the planet. Two further smaller projection films made of OPERA® LIGHT BLUE were used in the rest of the exhibition, one of which was also digitally printed.

For the permanent exhibition in the entrance area of the Humboldt Forum, Gerriets was commissioned by the company digitech from Patersdorf to supply a panoramic screen in addition to a large roller screen, which was mounted on a complex steel construction, freely suspended at a distance of 1.20 m from the wall behind it. GAMMALUX® MICRO was used as the projection screen, which allows a loudspeaker system to be positioned behind the projection surface thanks to its acoustic transparency. The panoramic screen shows a collage of the 800-year history of the buildings that once stood on the site of the Humboldt Forum, their uses and the most important events that took place there.

Project data

  • Projection film curtain with pleat allowance and passage opening made of OPERA® LIGHT BLUE with a size of 16.00 x 5.00 m. Installation on a curved JOKER 95 track system.
  • Panoramic screen made of GAMMALUX® MICRO with a size of 28.00 x 4.00 m.