Reykjavik 871±2, The Settlement Exhibition

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Interactive table about the longhouse and it´s function. Photo: Gudmundur Ingolfsson

Interactive table about the longhouse and it´s function. Photo: Gudmundur Ingolfsson

Interactive screens on cultural affinity. Photo: Gudmundur Ingolfsson

Interactive screens on cultural affinity. Photo: Gudmundur Ingolfsson

Interactive screens showing the life of the first settlers. Photo: Gudmundur Ingolfsson

Interactive screens showing the life of the first settlers. Photo: Gudmundur Ingolfsson

The project

Gagarin co-produced a variety of interactive installations with Art+Com in Berlin for the Settlement Exhibition, which was awarded the NODEM prize in 2006.

Visitors can in an interactive manner explore the settlement farm and its surroundings in 874, when the first settlers arrived in Iceland. The exhibition was designed in connection with an archaeological excavation on a viking-age longhouse, which is the centerpiece of the exhibition

The exhibition was produced for Reykjavik City Museum.  The Project leader was Hjörleifur Stefánsson (Gullinsnið) and the exhibition designer Þórunn Þorgrímsdóttir (Visionis ehf.)

Our role

  • Participant in the development of audio-visual installations with Art+Com
  • Media Designs
  • Programming of selected installations

Awards

Nordic digital excellence in museums (NODEM) 2006, Best Design of Digital Exeperiences in Museums in the Nordic countries.