Queen Maud’s Album - 2017
The Art Stable at the Royal Palace in Oslo
On July 4th, 2017, Queen Sonja of Norway opened ‚The Art Stable' at the Royal Palace in Oslo. It will have three new exhibitions on display each year that vary from art exhibitions and object displays from the Royal Collection. The exhibit Queen Maud’s Album is a dedication to Queen Maud, exploring her visual universe during her reign from over 44 albums of photographic archives she left.The installation features photographs with Queen Maud both in front of and behind the camera, and consists of six themes: The Coronation, The Joys of Winter, Gala, Riding, In Merry Company and Summer Life. Each theme is introduced by a 3D scanned rendering of one of Queen Maud’s fashion ensembles, accompanied by numerous photographs exploring the corresponding theme. In the installation experience the digitized costumes and photographs are projected in 4K on a large vertical screen accompanied by surround sound. In collaboration with Tellart and composer Henrik Skram who composed the original music score for the exhibit we created the sound design for the installation.
Over the course of the 26 minute experience visitors are guided through the sonic environments of the photographs, from gardens to snowcapped mountains, from cycling trips to military marches. Soundscapes and music are woven together and immerse the audience within a Auro 9.1 speaker setup. Besides the sound design we also contributed custom-made software allowing adjustment of the exhibit's volume based on the amount of people inside the installation area.
More on our work with 3D-Audio here.