MYRIAD. Where we connect.

An immersive, multimedia experience at the intersection of art, science and storytelling. MYRIAD. Where we connect. is an exhibition about Earth's networked global system of life, told through powerful and challenging stories of migrating animals, in an age of man-made change.

Fascinating journeys in a connected world

This exhibition explores the power of immersive technology, spatial interactions, an artistic and sculptural language of form, and emotional storytelling.

Visitors embark on a multimedia journey into the world of animals. They cross oceans, fly over mountain ranges or roam the solitude of the Arctic together with them.

Through interactions, the exhibition wants to change the visitors perspective. They become part of a world they have never experienced before. The exhibition creates an understanding of global dependencies and encourages concrete action.

From connection to compassion to action.

  • 13.10.2023 — 03.03.2024

    Frankfurter Kunstverein

    MYRIAD. Where we connect. celebrates its world premiere as an interactive installation at the Frankfurter Kunstverein as part of the exhibition "Bending the Curve - Knowing, Acting, Caring for Biodiversity." The installation was produced with support of the FKV.

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Coal particles follow the footprints of visitors
A projection reacts to the visitor

The basis of all life: carbon

Carbon functions as the narrative and aesthetic link between content and form, the individual elements and global interrelations. Analog haptics and digital formats shape the overall design aesthetic.

Carbon particles, with their tendenciee towards continual movement — forming, breakting down, then reconfiguring in new ways — infuse this exhibition with a sense of organic vitality and an understanding of a world in a constant flux yet deeply interconnected.

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

Max Planck

Rendering of the exhibition

Planetary emergency

MYRIAD. Where we connect. redefines the relationship between humans and Planet Earth as a living system.

The exhibition seeks to raise awareness that our world is in serious danger, and enables a new biocentric perspective, in which the audience becomes part of the system Earth: both as a living organism as well as a factor shaping its environment.

By making the environment tangible both as something that is infinitely factinating and shockingly fragile at the same time, MYRIAD. Where we connect. effectively mobilizies its visitors to take action in order to preserve the Earth's biodiversity.

This exhibition contributes to the wider social discourse, opening our eyes to alternative future scenarios.

Immersive media experience on animal migration in the Anthropocene

The expansive, immersive exhibition MYRIAD. Where we connect. is designed for science and art museums as well as for event spaces. It is modular and developed for spaces from 150m² to 500m².

Via water, air and land, MYRIAD. Where we connect. tells the stories of migrating animals based on the migration data of over 20,000 animals — from the migration of plankton from the bottom of the ocean to the surface, to the long journey of the Arctic Tern from the North to the South Pole.

The exhibition design is expertly sequenced, leading visitors through a variety of exhibits that form a narrative and spatial whole, creating a moving, multi-sensory experience.

  • Installation core

    The sculptural core consist of oversized haptic carbon blocks that serve as a backdrop for artistic and interactive projections.

    Interactive floor projections make carbon — the basic material of all life — visible and palpable to the visitors.

  • VR Experience

    In the international award-winning virtual reality experience, visitors follow a green sea turtle, an arctic fox and a bald ibis on their migration paths. Each journey weaves together new scientific findings with fascinating, emotional stories of survival.

  • 360° Documentary

    In this award-winning 360° documentary, visitors experience a successful reintegration project first-hand: aboard an ultralight aircraft, they get to join a flock of bald ibis on their flight across the Alps.

  • Audio Stories

    In production: several short audio stories show us the relationship between humans and animals. Waiting for their arrivals, the final farewell, their meaning in culture and in science. A kaleidoscopic view of the long journeys of migrating animals.

Exhibition based on current research

MYRIAD. Where we connect. makes the latest scientific perspectives on the global interconnectedness of our planet's ecosystems emotionally tangible for the public.

The exhibition draws on current research from the fields of animal migration, behavioral biology, climate research or infrastructure development. MYRIAD. Where we connect. has been developed in close cooperation with an interdisciplinary team of scientific partners.

The Myriad team at the rehearsal

Interdisciplinary team of experts

Internationally renowned artists, media professionals and leading scientists from various institutions combine their expertise in media technology, digital narratives, documentary film, and cutting-edge research for MYRIAD. Where we connect. under the roof of the non-profit Interactive Media Foundation gGmbH.

The Interactive Media Foundation and the creative team behind MYRIAD. Where we connect. aims to provide a deeper understanding of some of the most important challenges of our time and is committed to protecting the environment and promoting democracy.

With immersive and transmedia projects such as Inside Tumucumaque, Das Totale Tanztheater or Your Data Mirror, the Interactive Media Foundation gGmbH inspires people to look at the world from new perspectives and to move from knowledge to understanding to action.

Their projects have already been shown at the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, the Centre PHI Montreal, the Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam, the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin and the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, among others. They have been awarded numerous prestigious prizes and have been enthusiastically received by the public.

MYRIAD. Where we connect. is a project of the Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank in co-creation with Miiqo Studios, Context Film and Artificial Rome.

  • Franziska Nori, Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein

    "MYRIAD. Where we connect. transforms scientific evidence into sensual experiences through the means of art."
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung

    "MYRIAD ... is art and empiricism, arthouse comic and visualized science. Above all: a journey in the best company."
  • Page

    "The result is visually minimalist, but impressive and conceptually compelling."
  • Deutschlandfunk Kultur

    "... for all their abstraction, the movements of the animals seem sensationally real."
  • WDR 5 Scala

    "The half hour I spend under the VR goggles is so densely narrated that I want to do a second round with the three animals right afterwards."
  • RBB Kultur

    "You can dive right into the lives of endangered animals. It's a fascinating experience. You experience a completely different reality."
  • Vito Oražem, Director Red Dot Design Museum, Essen

    "These are immersive experiences that impart knowledge in an exciting way and create lasting memories of the museum visit."

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