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Melody Farm

Having produced the multi-media component of their inaugural Timelines exhibition, we continued our association with the Porirua Museum of Art and Culture with a new interactive multi-media exhibition presenting a fabulous local collection of musical instruments and communications technology from 1850 to 1970.

We designed the exhibition as a kind of walk-through object theatre. The collection is displayed and adapted to provide a 15 minute sequential tour, in which visitors are treated to the old instruments 'coming to life'.

A virtual curator demonstrates some of the most intriguing instruments using realistic life-size 'pepper's ghost' projections coupled to animatronic adaptations of the instrument mechanisms.

The free access part of the exhibition allows visitors to access numerous old music tracks by plugging their headsets into a large bank of connections on an old telephone exchange.