19.10.2019 by Jannis Kötting
Keywords: Dortmunder U, recap, U R ART
The interactive festival U R ART, on the 21st of September from 4:00 p.m. to midnight as part of the DEW21 Museum Night, was a huge sucess. Over 3500 visitors made their way to the Dortmunder U and enjoyed an interactive programm.
In the new fulldome at the Dortmunder U they took up futuristic atmospheres and tested new formats of film and interaction. The 6-metre-wide dome, which impresses visitors were impressed by the visual presentation, which is intended to provide insights into the Dortmunder U making all topics dealt with in exhibitions and workshops accessible to the visitors. In the evening, there was a huge projectionmapping on the fascade of the Dortmunder U, which enthralled visitors from young to old and also became the (almost) most clicked post on the Dortmunder U´s social media channels. Also the several livestreams of the evening reached out to more than 9000 digital visitors.
From 4:00 p.m to midnight, visitors took the opportunity to engage with people from different counties or just having fun on several digital stations, like making a podcast about your farthest friend in the world or exploring the world as an astronaut wit the digital station “Astronaut flight”.
A lot of people also got attracted by the interactive videogame at DortmunderU´s cinema. Here you could use your smartphone to answer questens being given by a digital quizmaster.
But also fans of analog art had lots of fun at this event. Although the regular rooms of the Museum Ostwald are closed because of a huge renovation, you could enjoy analog arts and join several workshops at the UZWEI regarding the questions “How do you see yourself?” and “What is important to you?”