While this certainly is not one of our largest projects, it is possibly the most internationally present one so far.
And it’s a good laugh, too. The Football Globe Germany is slanted to tour from Tokyo to Paris to Milan to Zurich before “it’s coming home” (excuse the pun) to Berlin for the opening of the “2006 FIFA World Cup™” on june 8th, 2006.
Sponsored by the National DFB Cultural Foundation, commissioned by artistic and cultural programme curator Andre Heller to the Art+Sports GmbH and designed by our all-time favorite client 3deluxe, this project gave us the task of planning and realizing the infotainment stations that deliver its message to the people.
The digital centerpiece – next to two info-browser stations – is a ‘’corner flag dance game’‘. Show off your love for football by celebrating a goal like the pros – with a little dance interlude on the corner flag. Your performance will be recorded and broadcast via FootballGlobeGermany.com.
Needless to say, in karaoke-happy Japan we’ve seen quite a few spectacular appearances already.
The Football Globe Germany is designed to be a symbol, an urban meeting place and a multimedia installation.
VVVV is being used to control all aspects of the globe, both the games by MESO Digital Interiors and the light installation by the prolific light designer/technologist Andreas Karlen: VVVV creates the realtime responses on three interactive infotainment stations embedded in the base of the ball, and it controls 510 cold-cathode tubes that turn the ball into a stunning nighttime light sculpture.
The light installation is now on permanent display at the Deutscher Fussballbund Headquarter in Frankfurt am Main.
Concept and realisation: Art + Sports GmbH, Frankfurt; Producer: Robert Hofferer, Project Manager: Christian Bauer.
Overall design, content, graphic identity: 3deluxe, Wiesbaden.
The team at MESO Digital Interiors:
Sebastian Oschatz, Sven Bauer, Benedikt Groß, Tebjan Halm, Tobias Teickner, John Eichenseer, Joreg, Sebastian Gregor.
left: Copyright: © 2006 Artevent GmbH, Vienna. Photographer: Sakis Lalas
right: Copyright: © 2006 Art + Sports GMBH, Frankfurt/Germany. Photo: Sophie Robichon.