1998: Pinguin wins contract for large scale project:Design and realisation of mobile exhibition media techniques for a world wide ITF campaign against substandard shipping.
Starting on January 7th, 1998, the International Transport Workers Federation (supported by the British transport minister Glenda Jackson) sent an exhibition ship from London on a 18 month campaign around the world.
The "Global Mariner" was a converted 160 m long cargo vessel with a clear political message. The whole misery of "Flag-of-Convience" and the results of substandard shipping were demonstrated dramatically in the ship's 7 giant, 400 m2 holds, partly 10 m height.
Severel films and special surrounding background sounds had to be made. Pinguin was responsible for the technical concept and delivering of all media systems used in the 18 month mobile exhibition, including:
- custom designed surround sound system
- lighting system
- video (7 large sacale video beamers)
- sound design (Sabine Worthman & Ralph Kessler)
- acoustics in one hold (for speech and music)
Supported by great logistic in-house experts Pinguin and its well tuned network of Hamburgs best media installation and acoustic companies could realise the whole fitting within 2 weeks in Bremens "Freihafen" ("free harbour").
See some pictures from the preparation process:
And from the tour: