Exactly 100 years after the foundation of Bauhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut transforms into Neuhaus. A Temporary Transdisciplinary Academy for More-than-human Knowledge. In the Neulab Rnul created tools for visitors to explore with a microscope and endoscope camera. Made footage is stored on the webrepository: neulab.hetnieuweinstituut.nl. Photo on the right by Aad Hogendoorn.
Neulab, Het Nieuwe Instituut
For the Circusstad festival in Rotterdam Rnul created a photobooth with an automatic upload system that shows the photos on the circusstad website: circusstad.nl/circusfoto. During the 5 days of the festival the visitors took over 500 pictures.
Workshop at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
Rnul took care of a two-week workshop for the Intermedia students of the Fine Art Academy in Guangzhou in China. Dealing with the various aspects of creating a spatial interactive installation the students worked towards a final public exhibition.
Luxor Karaoke Box
For the Luxor theatre Rnul created a karaoke box. Visitors of the theatre were able to choose from different musical songs and sing along. After singing along they could fill in their e-mail address and get a video of their performance to share on social media.
Gevangenis Museum Veenhuizen
When visitors enter the prison museum in Veenhuizen they will get locked in a room and confronted with a introduction video. As a part of this video visitors will be chosen by the system and will be followed by search lights in the room. Visitors can experience how it is to be a suspect. In cooperation with Urbi et Orbi and Kinkorn.
Bread&&Butter gelfie installation for Asics
For Asics Tiger Rnul created the What the gel video installation that was shown in the gelfie booth on the Asics stand at Bread&&Butter in Berlin. In the gelfie booth the visitors were able to record a gellified video of theirselves and share it with their friends. The gelfie booth is a cooperation with Wink Amsterdam.
Rnul showreel 2018
We released our showreel 2018. This is a selection of the work of the past 10 years we are really proud of and shows the diversity of our work.
SpDi for V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media
Spatial Display or SpDi is the software Rnul made for V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media. Using SpDi artists can create an interactive environment with content such as video, images, 3D models and text. 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2018 there will be a workshop of SpDi. This workshop is the start of us sharing this tool with the world.
Kniphit software for Digital Playground
Rnul was commissioned by Digital Playground to program the software for the KnipHit workshops for children between 8 and 14 years old. The children can make electronic music in an intuitive way by moving pieces of paper. Kniphit was designed by Rnul interactive during the creatives for kids challenge 2017
Several trailers and bumpers in cooperation with 75B
In cooperation with graphic design studio 75B Rnul created several trailers and bumpers for organisations like Mondriaan fund, COBRA museum and International Film Festival Rotterdam.
How Do You Fear at Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
A project with Fabien Prioville Dance Company and dancer Gesa Piper. The performance focuses on investigating fear as a technology of power and its direct and indirect impact on the individual, social body. Together with choreographer Fabien Prioville we developed interactive projection mapping in combination with depth and body tracking. In Dansatelier Rotterdam and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf we did experiments and made different projection techniques for the final performances in Tanzhaus and Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld. Photo top right by Mischa Lorenz.
10 year anniversary
With great pride we look back to the past years. During this period we have done many different projects, from interactive installations in museums to free work in public space. Here we have been able to work with many nice and inspiring people. We celebrated this anniversary together with this nice people with a party in Pink Pank. A selection of 10 projects we done in this decade you can find here.
Self-perpetuating Story at the Night of Art & Sciences Leiden
In this interactive installation we investigate to what extent people can be influenced in their behavior and their actions. The installation deals on a playful way with big data, artificial intelligence and data mining to create awareness to the visitor. In this self-initiated project we explore these new technology developments in search for new forms of interactive installations and applied applications. Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam).
Our Tunnel, 75th anniversary of the Maastunnel, Kunsthal Rotterdam
Exhibition in the Kunsthal about the Maastunnel in Rotterdam. Visitors can make a ride on a bike and take a virtual trip through the Maastunnel. In collaboration with Instituut voor Vorm en Beeld and Vied.
Planet IFFR, International Film Festival Rotterdam
For the 46th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam we developed Planet IFFR in collaboration with 75B. We made several video’s such as the cinema trailers, TV commercial, billboard videos and the visuals for the opening night of the festival.
Het kuurtje, hoe lang nog? at the Natural History Museum Rotterdam
The exhibition “The cure, how long?” is about people, bacteria and antibiotic resistance. It shows what the consequences for our health (care) and how inventive scientists and pharmaceutical companies seek innovative solutions. Rnul interactive created an interactive hand scanner which shows if you are resistant to antibiotics or not. In collaboration with Pronk Studio.
Windowlicker at Club Gem
We have been building our drawing machine for a special occasion. The opening weekend of Club Gem in the building of the former art library has been a pop-up gallery with a weekend of music film art and much more. With a sponge the drawing machine fills the window with white paint in which it writes text using a wiper. What he wrote was heard by the computersystem on the streets of Rotterdam.
What’s Next? International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
“Hello! What do you want next?” Children are asking these kind of questions about the Next Economy to the vistors of the IABR. If a visitor enters the exhibition space and comes closer to the playing child, he or she stops playing and walks towards the vistor to ask a question. Commissioned by IABR in collaboration with 75B.
Portrait robot at DASA Dortmund
The robot can draw your face but does it make that an artist? Sit on the bench and put on the cord, so that you give the robot the start signal. Sit quietly and smile if you like. Please remain seated for about 5 minutes. The final image appears out of the slot. Take it home with you it should get a place of honor!
The Rnul portrait robot now belongs to the collection of robots of the DASA museum in Dortmund. In 2017 it will be exposed in Spain at Parque de las Ciencias in Granada.
Chatbox at DASA Dortmund
Please write a message, but who will answer you? Another visitor of the exhibition or our chatbox robot? Can you tell the difference? The installation consist of two chatbox stations placed in different exhibition spaces, the stations can communicate with each other or through a computer bot. Part of the ‘Die Roboter’, an exhibition on the relationship between man and machine, opened by Karl Bartos (ex-Kraftwerk) and Thorben Albrecht (State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Germany).
45th International Film Festival Rotterdam
The new trailer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 by 75b and Rnul interactive. Together we made also trailers and bumpers for IFFRLIVE, Tiger awards and the visual support during the opening with Queen Máxima.
Short impression of our visuals for the Opening Ceremony of International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR icw 75B
Spinrag festival Kortrijk Belgium
For the Spinrag festival in Kortrijk Rnul created a video installation for children. In the beautiful theater in Kortrijk, children could virtually fly through an imaginative environment. By discover and using specific gestures which controlled their virtual image the children could create their own virtual world.
De Zaanstreek maakt het!
The new exhibition at Zaans museum opened last wednesday! Rnul created a video landscape and an interactive scalemodel about how the unique landscape has contributed to the industrial revolution that took place. With Pronk studio, Skeep, Rapenburg Plaza, Kloosterboer and many more.
A video of the Molenshow (Windmill-show). Visitors are visualized as a cloud, with this they control the timeline. With real wind and videomapping the individual windmills are being activated and deactivated depending on the year which is selected by the visitor.
Drawing for Hennessy
To celebrate the Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition by Shepard Fairey Rnul drew at the release party. with Graffitinetwerk. Discover the taste of creativity!
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 Trailer
The new trailer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015 by 75b and Rnul interactive.
A collaboration project for Studio Wolfpack about the Bio-Based economy. For this traveling exhibition of the Wageningen University, we have developed an hemispherical projection. The exhibition is in collaboration with WOAU!, Baschz, Olivier Otten, Mopix, Tiktoko and Ben Werkt.
IFFR 2014 opening film screening
For the opening of the 43st International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rnul made a film with 75B to explain the program of the festival. This first film of the festival was shown in de Doelen in Rotterdam.
Especially for Creatie magazine Rnul interactive presents the drawing machine. Skype Rnul.interactive to see the drawing machine in live action. By moving your face you can control the camera and look around. A picture of your face will be processed in an exquisite corpse portrait.
Interactive installations for the Huygens exhibition
The Grote Kerk in The Hague was the venue for a special exhibition about two exceptional men of the Dutch Golden Age: Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens. Rnul created several installations for this exhibition. Exhibition Design by XPEX.
Huygens principle in collaboration with Prof. dr. Vincent Icke
Interactive work for Rijndam unveiled
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the rehabilitation center for children Rnul created a permanent interactive work. Through a digital mirror, the imagination and the creative ability of the children are stimulated. Their silhouette is their brush. Based on the cadavre exquis technique invented by Surrealists in the early 1920s a colorful and vibrant image is created together in a continuous change, by and for the children.
Vervogelaar at Cinekid
What is it like to be a bird? The ‘Vervogelaar’ installation let you experience what it is, when your voice is recorded it will be transformed into a beautiful birdsong of your favorite bird. With biologist Thijs van Vuure we created this special version for the Cinekid festival in Amsterdam.
Reflector at Emmy Miltenburg Galerie
An exhibition of work by Rnul Interactive in collaboration with designers from different disciplines Tymen Cieraad (graphic), Iñiy Sanchez (fashion) and Matthijs Vlot (video).
The central theme was reflection. The visitor was the main focus of the works. We made a drawing machine which created unique personal portrets. We also developed an unknitting machine which transformed wool sweaters on visitor input into personal urns. Furthermore we made a video installation in which you get transformed in a conversation between two people.
Forward to Nature at Zig Zag City
This may be the least natural location in Rotterdam – and this is where we created together with biologist Thijs van Vuure a nature trail. In the Ammanstraat, between Kruiskade and Stadhuisplein, the Back to Nature credo was throwned overboard. In order to get closer to nature, technological advances were embraced rather than exiled: Forward to Nature. By combining technology with the architecture of the city, it was possible to bring visitors into a natural setting. The interactive installation brought you closer to nature without to give up the possibilities that city life offers. Nature on Demand was central here: you decided by choosing your path which natural situation you wanted to find yourself in.
Dutch National Team shirt release
For the Dutch National Team shirt release of Nike we made the special Gregory van der Wiel window at the Bijenkorf. Passers of the window could send tweets with #neworanje hashtag which were recognized by the system and then were ‘tattooed’ on the window. In collaboration with Random and …,staat.
Old Fashioned Room at Zeeuws Museum
The Old Fashioned Room is a modern reconstruction of the style room which was exhibited in the late 60s at the Zeeuws Museum. The room has three interactive elements dealing about the questions what is real and originally old fashioned from Walcheren (a part of Zeeland). An interactive table, in which the visitor is asked for knowledge and experience regarding the collection items and to share it with the museum. A mirror which fits the clothes from the wardrobe virtually on the visitors. And a scale model of the room which record visitors. These recordings are projected in the room in a way like the droste effect in which the visitors get the feeling they are a part of a diorama.
Interactive facade projection at the Culture Night Breda
During the Culture Night Rnul presented an interactive projection on the building of KOP in Breda. By a video tracking system the visitors were tracked in front of the building where they could discover and create a virtual layer of the building. With an individual corresponding pointer on the building visitors could activate elements in the building like growing an ivy, play with a cat and discover what happening behind the curtains. Together the visitors create a beautiful stately building, which over time will be abruptly disturbed by a randomly chosen visitor whose pointer turns into a shooting sight…
IFFR XL TV commercial and trailer
The International Film Festival Rotterdam celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2011. The trailer for this special edition is made by Rnul interactive in collaboration with graphic design agency 75B. Music, editing and produced by Rnul interactive. There is a 30 seconds version and a short 12 seconds version which can be watched on national TV and commercial channels like Discovery channel. The trailer/commercial can also be watched in cinemas all over the Netherlands.
Virtual Holiday Dinner
In this project you were able to have a virtual Christmas dinner with friends and family. By moving your head in Skype you can control the robots at the table. Over three days 156 people from 6 continents gathered to have a holiday dinner together, screen to screen. From families separated to strangers meeting for the first time, we all toasted to this season of togetherness. The virtual dinner is a project for advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.
Intra Laterna Magica at museum de Lakenhal
The exhibition Intra Laterna Magica at the museum de Lakenhal in Leiden contains two installations by Rnul interactive. The Laterna Magica, the visual projector from the 18th century is transformed into a modern medium.
Mimoa event on the Dutch Design Week
Mimoa organized an architecture event on the Dutch Design Week, Rnul made a special installation for the evening event. To motivate to let people connect and network with each other Rnul developed an installation were visitors were virtually together on the most great modern architectural places around the world. The faces of the visitors were pasted in holiday pictures of architecture trips with the use of several videocameras and real-time face recognition. Check here the online architecture guide of Mimoa .
Interactive scale model at Rotterdam.info
For the Rotterdam Information Center Rnul developed an interactive information system on the scale model of the center of Rotterdam. Besides historical information and the event calender visitors of Rotterdam can find their way on this his huge maquette. Exhibition Design by Pronk.
Behind the Scenes at 5 Days Off festival
Rnul presented the new work “Behind the Scenes” on the 5 Days Off festival as part of facade projects. The work consists of two parts, a digital box inside and a projection on the old drawbridge of the Melkweg, Amsterdam. Using face tracking we set videos of facial elements on the faces of the visitors which provoked facial expressions from visitors. Most visitors were initially unaware that this video (without extra pasted face elements) was used as projection for the people who stood under the projection on the entrance bridge.
The Urban Lightguide
For the Rotterdam Museumnight Rnul made this interactive sound and light installation where people could participate in. Part of the official opening in front of the Historical Museum Schielandslandshuis were placed four very big searchlights. By pointing the searchlights on the buildings around the square people could search for sounds of the city which formed a rythmic composition with sounds of the other searchlights.
Interactive sound installation Maastunnel
Mayor of Rotterdam, Ivo Opstelten, opened the permanent interactive installation in the Maastunnel. Rnul made an audio installation with special speakers which focus audio at a specific zone at the south entrance of the pedestrians/cyclists tunnel.
Movement and the amount of people in the tunnel cause different (cultural) voices to be heard in the hall of the tunnel. The voices (including the Mayor) read the poem written by Jan Prins in 1942 for the opening of the Maastunnel in Rotterdam.
‘Music in Motion’ exhibition in National Museum of Ethnology
Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Mr. Plasterk, opened the Music in Motion exhibition in the National Museum of Ethnology (Volkenkunde) in Leiden, the Netherlands. Rnul made two interactive installations for this exhibition; a Virtual Samba for Rio de Janeiro, in which visitors become a part of a samba band by entering and moving around in the room. We also made the Lightguide installation which allows you to use a spotlight on a large picture of Berlin to explore the musical diversity in the city.
Interactive triptych in Schiecentrale
For the presentation of City Media Rotterdam in the Schiecentrale, Rnul made an interactive triptych which plays with the identity of the visitors.
NAi 24/7 video installation
Video installation in the Dutch Architectureinstitute NAi. The Dutch Architect Wiel Arets designed the interior of the main hall. The video-installation will play with the visitors, both in time and the specific space. In collaboration with Powerboat.