Case study 2

The Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg proposed to augment the Farmhouse Uesslingen (1568) translocated to the museum’s site from the province of Thurgau, Switzerland.

The Farmhouse Uesslingen is a very well documented furnished farmhouse in which we re-enacted the living area by telling stories of its former inhabitants. We staged four rooms: kitchen, storage room, living room and bedroom at different points in time. The main theme for all rooms was The use of alcohol (cooking, abuse, ritual and medicine). Dramaturgy, emotional engagement and the invisible integration of the technical equipment were main foci of this case study. Besides lamps, projectors and speakers, we also implemented a motor to move a shelf. Implemented sensors were: distance, motion and capacitive.