Most experiences are mostly characterized by visual elements. A special exhibition called “Sound of Stuttgart” therefore deliberately did it differently. The exhibition designed by Jangled Nerves focused on the ears of the visitors and offered an acoustic learning and experimentation path.
Interactive stations explained acoustic phenomena relating to the sense of hearing. Visitors were able to experience what structure-borne sound means and learn how sound and counter-sound cancel each other out. Other exhibits examined how Stuttgart and its districts sound at different times of the day.
The visual elements of the exhibition were deliberately designed to be as neutral as possible: black wall elements with noise-inhibiting materials, selective lighting, as few texts as possible and the conscious use of quickly understandable pictograms. The focus should be entirely on the listening and sound experience.
The finale of the exhibition was a brightly lit space, where visitors could become foley artists – i.e. noise makers. Objects such as a wheel or a sheet of metal were used to produce noises and acoustically add to the Stuttgart cityscape.
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