The Journey of Holger the Dane
audiovisual museum experience & 3D projection
The staging of “The Journey of Holger the Dane” gives visitors a glimpse of some of the experiences of Holger the Dane’s storied life. With projectors and camera tracking, the story of Holger the Dane’s life is narrated through animation, illusion, and sound. The myth of Holger the Dane is staged using advanced three-dimensional projection on the physical statue of Holger the Dane – thereby embedding digital content directly onto it. A kind of animated, digital wallpaper that conforms to every detail of the physical object.
When visitors approach the statue, the story of Holger the Dane is told through animated effects on the statue’s surface and immersive surround sound. The visitors will se glimpses of how Holger the Dane fought against Burmand the Giant, lost his son Balduin due to a fatal game of chess against Carl the Great’s son, Karlotto, and how six fairies endowed Holger with special abilities. The aim of the installation is to give the audience a sensory and engaging experience, which will inspire them to discover more about Holger the Dane.
The staging of “The Journey of Holger the Dane” was designed and developed by CAVI, and installed in the catacombs of Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark, from fall 2010 to early spring 2011.
(photo credit: CAVI)