COMBATscience Augmented scenes, 2018

Full-HD Video

For COMBATscience Augmented, short scripts for two actors representing Clara Immerwahr and Fritz Haber were composed. The content is drawn from original sources, such as manuscripts, biographies, historical press releases, and personal letters. The five resulting scenes address issues of scientific responsibility between feasibility thinking and research ethics. Haber's and Immerwahr's positions drift apart, leading to different personal and political résumés.

Viewed with wireless data goggles, the scenes form part of a complex virtual scenario
 that unfolds as a mixed-media-reality environment within the real surroundings. The videos are activated by the viewer through hand gestures. The protagonists are situated site-specifically in the exhibition space. The actors are represented on a human scale.