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The Meters“ is a real-time monitoring exhibit that shows the current state of each river. The rivers change shape and colour depending on their size at any given time. The real-time data is retrieved from The Icelandic Meteorological Office.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

The Meters“ is a real-time monitoring exhibit that shows the current state of each river. The rivers change shape and colour depending on their size at any given time. The real-time data is retrieved from The Icelandic Meteorological Office.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

In the Ecosystem Viewer visitors can learn of the rich life to be found in different types of wetland areas in Iceland.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

In the Ecosystem Viewer visitors can learn of the rich life to be found in different types of wetland areas in Iceland.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

By exploring swamps, lakes and rivers with the help of a circular device they can find different lifeforms and even zoom in to the smallest of things by turning the rings.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

By exploring swamps, lakes and rivers with the help of a circular device they can find different lifeforms and even zoom in to the smallest of things by turning the rings.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

The Waterfall: Iceland has over 2000 waterfalls with about 1200 different names. In this audio/visual installation a large waterfall is created out of all those names.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

The Waterfall: Iceland has over 2000 waterfalls with about 1200 different names. In this audio/visual installation a large waterfall is created out of all those names.Photo: Vigfus Birgisson

The project

The project
The Icelandic Museum of Natural History has opened a new permanent exhibition at Perlan (the Pearl) in Reykjavík. The exhibition provides a comprehensive and innovative insight into one of the most important resources of Iceland, the water, that fosters diverse life and will be the key to a flourishing future in the country. The exhibition which is close to 400 sqm in size was designed by Þórunn S. Þorgrímsdóttir as head of design and exhibition curator.

Gagarin designed and produced three installations covering different fields in the world of water.

The Waterfall
Iceland has over 2000 waterfalls with about 1200 different names. In this audio/visual installation a large waterfall is created out of all those names.

The Meters
There are three types of rivers in Iceland: Spring rivers, Runoff rivers and Glacial rivers.  “The Meters“ is a real-time monitoring exhibit that shows the current state of each river. The rivers change shape and colour depending on their size at any given time. The real-time data is retrieved from The Icelandic Meteorological Office.

The Ecosystem Viewer
In the Ecosystem Viewer visitors can learn of the rich life to be found in different types of wetland areas in Iceland. By exploring swamps, lakes and rivers with the help of a circular device they can find different lifeforms and even zoom in to the smallest of things by turning the rings.

Our role

  • Concept and storytelling
  • Interaction and experience design
  • Graphic design
  • Digital design
  • Software and media production
  • Project management of digital experiences