Weltraumgrafik
We are a Berlin-based studio for design & audiovisual experiences.


Meta
Deutsches Museum
2024, February 09 - September 22
Infinity Room Video Installation
© 2024, 06:00 / Loop / 6K / 30p
Weltraumgrafik for
Deutsches Museum Nuremberg
As part of the special exhibition „Metaverse: Phenomenal Digital“ at Deutsches Museum Nuremberg, we produced an immersive installation to picture our view towards the „Metaverse“.
Together with the architects of Museeon, Berlin, the curators of Deutsches Museum, Japanese soundartist Makoto Shozu and the technical realisators of Graphscape, Berlin we planned and created an audiovisual piece in a 360° mirror room.

See more ⟶ here
and ⟶ here.
In relation to the term metaverse, the prefix meta- describes the seamless transition between the analog and digital world.

Similar to how the metaverse presents a digitized version of a human character, in the room installation „Meta“ we have attempted to create an analog representation of the digital world.

On the one hand, we use mirrors and projection to depict the visitor’s avatarisation, thus creating a Selfie-space. On the other hand, video and sound content describe the virtual character of the Metaverse in which we create a cosmos that is controlled in an inhuman way by data and algorithms.

In our work process, we have tried to avoid the subjectivity of our personal perception to emphasize our concern about this form of technical emulation and created content that is designed and animated according to randomized specifications and formulas.

This creates a strange but also fascinating emptiness that appears rational and objective, although there is absolutely no specific content.
Design, Animation
Phil Max Schöll

Composition & Sounddesign
Makoto Shozu

Concept, Architecture
Museeon, Berlin

Technical Production
Graphscape, Berlin

Exhibition
Metaverse: Phenomenal Digital

Location
Deutsches Museum Nuremberg

Photo
Boris Brackrock
Deutsches Museum Nuremberg

Helix
Lux Helsinki
2024, January 03-07
Videomapping Helsinki Cathedral
© 2024, 07:30 / 4K / 30p
Weltraumgrafik for
Lux Helsinki
For Lux Helsinki 2024, we produced a videomapping for one of Helsinki’s most remarkable buildings, the Helsinki Cathedral.
With temperatures dropping below -20°, Helix was exhibited during the period of January 3rd to January 7th, 2024.

See more ⟶ here.
"Helix" explores the interplay between two contrasting worlds: a rational, digital perspective often associated with the future, and a human, intuitive and emotional viewpoint often regarded nostalgically.

The installation begins in an abstract digital setting of grids, lines, and patterns, which initially presents itself as a provider of clarity and meaning. However, as the piece progresses, small instabilities reveal themselves, causing the lines of the grid to bend. We recognise that the system is fallible and incomplete in capturing the nuances of human nature and we end up in a state of beautiful disorder.

„As artists active in the Digital Arts field, our intention is to highlight the ongoing conflict between trusting our personal perception of beauty and creation, and relying on formulas, numbers, programs, and the ever-expanding possibilities of technology.

In "Helix", we employ a dramaturgy that transitions from a purely abstract, digital, and rational perspective to a more tangible, more human and more magical form of experience.“
Design, Animation, Concept
Phil Max Schöll

Composition & Sounddesign
Makoto Shozu

Technical Production
Sun Effects

Festival / Curation
Lux Helsinki

Location
Helsinki Cathedral

Photo
Superreel, Helsinki
The Wind
Signal Festival Prague
2021, October 14-17
Videomapping Signal Festival
© 2021, 10:15 / 6K / 30p
Weltraumgrafik for
Signal Festival Prague
The Wind premiered on the 14th October 2021 at Signal Festival Prague and was experienced as a large-scale videoinstallation over the course of 4 days by about 300.000 viewers.

See more ⟶ here.
For Signal's 2021 Festival Topic "Plan C", Berlin-based Weltraumgrafik have conceived an abstract and hypnotic projection about the cycle of crisis, chaos, tragedy and future.

By abstractly translating certain scenes from film history and symbols from the origin of dramaturgy, "The Wind" tries to determine conflict as an inseparable part of every evolutionary process.
We live the way we tell our stories.

Divided into two parts, the recent past and the near future, "The Wind" tries to provide a positive attitude towards change and transformation.
Design, Animation, Concept
Phil Max Schöll

Composition & Sounddesign
Julian Stetter

Additional Sound
Makoto Shozu

Technical Production
Visionfactory

Festival / Curation
Signal Festival Prague

Location
Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, Prague

Photo
Tomas Slavik

The Cave
Cave Altenstein
Thuringia
Five Audiovisual Installations at Cave Altenstein
© 2023, 18:22 / 4K / 30p
For the reopening of Altenstein Cave in Bad Liebenstein, Thuringia, we created five audiovisual installations that narrate the history of the cave over a timeline of 285 million years.

See more ⟶ here.
The episodes showcase the transformation from reef to cave, the life of the cave bear, the discovery and illumination of the cave by Georg I, and the performance of Echo concerts in the early 19th century.

Each installation offers a unique experience highlighting the significance of Altenstein Cave throughout its long history.

We utilized several different techniques for the production of these episodes, including classical narrative cartoon animation, generative AI content for the portrayal of extinct animals, Iosono Spatial 3D Audio, and we edited a 1.5 million point cloud scan of the cave into an animation.
Design, Animation, Concept
Phil Max Schöll

Composition & Sounddesign
Lukas Taido

Technical Production
InSynergie, Bonn

Location
Cave Altenstein
Schweina, Thuringia


Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
Event Graphic & Motion Design
Event Design Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
© 2020-23
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen is the largest global manufacturer of offset printing presses.

Since 2020, Weltraumgrafik is contributing graphic and motion design for Heidelberg Events, producing contents for projection, led-walls, on-air-graphics, intros, teasers, trailers aswell as presentation, layout, graphic and print contents.
Commissioned by Die Paten and Tollkühn.


Client
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen

Event Direction
Die Paten Film & Postproduction GmbH
Tollkühn Berlin GmbH

Monomono - Icon
Live Show Production
Audiovisual Show Production
Monomono - Icon
© 2022
45 Min / Live / 4K / 30p
Together with the Dutch/Belgian musicians and artists Hester Bolle and Anne van de Star aka Monomono, we concepted a stage setup and produced video and light content for a 45 min show, which was performed live at Trix Antwerp.

Monomono is an audiovisual act on tour and can be booked ⟶ here.
"Monomono - Icon" is an electroacoustic, audiovisual live-show. The audience is invited to encounter light, sound and video projections submerge into an immersive experience. The music proposes a narrative of forgotten or previously muted female heroines and combines that with the relatively new fear of a complete digitalisation and assetification of all cultural goods through the ideas of Web 3.0. These thoughts are transported in the language of form and content and thus present a counterplay between female heroism and hyperdigitality.
Sound
Monomono

Video
Phil Max Schöll

Location
Trix, Antwerp

We have been supported by
Neustart Kultur
Trix, Antwerp
GvL
Forecast Festival
Festival Trailer
Forecast Festival Trailer
© 2022
00:59 / HD / 25p
We created the annually trailer for Forecast Festival.
Forecast is a Berlin-based art-festival which offers mentorships for audacious minds. It acts as an interdisciplinary network for artistic knowledge transfer. Each year, the results of these interchanges between mentors and mentees are exhibited at Radialsystem, Berlin.
Design, Animation, Concept
Phil Max Schöll

Sound
Estamine

Festival
Forecast Festival

Location
Radialsystem, Berlin

Tal
Architecture Visualisation
Tal [im Licht], Videoinstallation
© 2020
03:30 / 14K+ / 30p
9 Projectors, 45.000 Ansi Lumen, a 7,5 metres custom-built architecture model, 6-channel-audio and a very unusual format to visualize architecture.
Our team, including sound artist Lukas Taido and architect Markus Uhrig, has designed a unique visual and auditory experience to showcase the architectural design for Munich's "Tal"
Architecture
Markus Uhrig

Concept & Sound
Lukas Taido

Visual Content
Phil Max Schöll

Technical Production
Ronny Kötteritzsch

Location
Pasinger Fabrik, München

Campaign against antisemitism
Yad Vashem -
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
Yad Vashem - Digital Mapping Campaign
© 2020
03:30 / 4K / 30p
5 big German companies are adopting the working definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance into their Corporate Values - Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bahn, Borussia Dortmund, Volkswagen & Mercedes-Benz Group. For the campaign for Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, we created digital videomapping content and motion design.
Lead Agency
Direction, Production, Shooting
Die Paten Film & Postproduction GmbH

Clients
Yad Vashem
Mercedes-Benz Group
Volkswagen
Borussia Dortmund
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bank

Animation
Phil Max Schöll

Tempelhof Video Artworks
Check-In Tempelhof Airport
Permanent Installations
Check-In Tempelhof
Video Installations
© 2020
15 Min / 4K / 30p
7 Min / 4K / 30p
When one of the first parts of former airport Tempelhof was renovated and reopened, we had the chance to contribute video content for two video walls in the location, that are shown there permanently. One is a visually narrative work about the Berlin Airlift, the other is a generative visual, involving Tempelhofs geometric style and its corporate colors.
Concept
Curious Creative Network

Commissioned by
Tempelhof Projekt, Berlin

Location
Tempelhof Visitor's Center

1st Decade Weltraumgrafik
2010-2020
Showreel
10 Years Weltraumgrafik Showreel
© 2020
5:25 / 2K / 30p
Weltraumgrafik just turned 10. Here's nearly every project of the last 10 years compiled into 5:25.

Many thanks to the countless supporters, that made things possible in these years. High Quality, high volume and fullscreen recommended.
Sound
Shao - Sensi
Doppler Shift LP, Tresor Records

Pokemon Go Fest
Yokohama
2019, August 06-12
Videomapping
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
© 2019
20 Min / 16K / 30p
Together with the Japanese video artists Flightgraf and the Hungarian studio Eper, we created the videomapping for the main performance of Pokemon Go Fest in Yokohama.
The result is a 20min mapping on a 16K-Tandem-Projection, which was wirelessly synced to the dance performance of led-equipped dancers and Pikachus.
Client
Pokemon, Japan

Lead
Flightgraf, Japan

Animation, Design, Motion Design
Flightgraf, Japan
Eper, Hungary
Weltraumgrafik, Berlin

Technical Production
MPlusplus Japan
Projection Mapping Association of Japan

Event
Pokemon Go Fest, Yokohama

Location
Yokohama Museum of Art
The Berlin Airlift
Anniversary
Tempelhof Airport
2019, May 12
Narrative videoinstallation
70 years Berlin Airlift
© 2019, 13 Min / 8K / 25p / 6-channel-audio
Weltraumgrafik for
Tempelhof Projekt
More than 19.000 visitors experienced the video installation, shown at Hangar 4 in Tempelhof Airport, in 70 meter widescreen format, at the 70 years Berlin Airlift celebrations.
"So lange ein Atemzug in uns lebendig ist."
Ernst Reuter

The panoramic 70 meter long video-installation features the emotional story about the 1948-1949 struggle of the Westberlin people during the Berlin Blockade and the immense logistic efforts achieved by the American and British allies during the Berlin Airlift.

The installation was produced by reworking a huge amount of historic original footage provided by almost every archive in and around Berlin.

Concept / Planning
Curious Creative Network

Camera
Lukas Link

Direction, Design, Motion Design
Phil Max Schöll

Sound
Christoph Kozik

Technical Production
PRG

Event
Fest der Luftbrücke

Location
Tempelhof Airport, Hangar 4
Bauhaus Spirit
Motion graphics for documentary
Motion Graphics for the documentary "Bauhaus Spirit"
© 2018
Released as part of the 100 years of Bauhaus anniversary, the film shows how Bauhaus shaped the past and influences our world today. For the film we created animations in between the given-historic form and an artistic futuristic style.
The film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as statement, failure and renewal of a social utopia. And it tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges also relate to the Bauhaus. That way, the story of this unfinished utopian project with its manifold exciting cross-references unfolds before our eyes while always keeping in touch with the questions still topical today:
How do we want to live, where do we want to go?

*The scene shows Dessau's Törten-Settlement and refers to the Bauhaus-Architect Ernst Neufert, who worked out very exact references for spatial requirements in buildings, pictured here by measuring vector lines.
Film
Bauhaus Spirit - Vom Bauen der Zukunft

Part of
100 Jahre Bauhaus

Production
Filmtank in Coproduction with Arte / ZDF

Direction
Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch

Animation, Design
Yorgos Karagiorgos

Motion Design
Phil Max Schöll

Dancer
Christian Mio Loclair

Music
Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld
The sun roars into view


Daimler Trucks and Busses
IAA Reveal film
2018, September 20-27
Transforming Transportation
© 2018
Reveal film for the new Mercedes Benz Actros at IAA 2018, Hannover

*2019 New York Festivals, World Bronze Medal, Event Openers
Client
Daimler Trucks & Busses

Concept, Direction
Die Paten Film & Postproduction GmbH

Motion Design
Phil Max Schöll

Illustration
Katrin Funcke
Minimala
Music Video
for the band Camera
Camera - Minimala
© 2018
Experimental Project based on Nasa CC-0-Footage from Mars.
Sound
Camera

Label
Bureau B

Concept, Production
Phil Max Schöll

Georgia's Paradise
Music Video
for the band Monomono
Monomono - Georgia's Paradise
© 2018
Music Video for the band Monomono from Antwerp.
Experimental Project using Nasa Raw Images shot in 20 years of the Cassini Mission.

By editing and reworking more than 1.5 million single pictures shot by the space probe Cassini in the time between 1997 until 2017, this is the first music video shot in destinations more far away than any other before.
Sound
Monomono - Georgia's Paradise

Footage
Nasa Raw Material,
Cassini Mission, 1997 - 2017


Concept, Production
Phil Max Schöll

Abstractions in concrete
Funkhaus Berlin
2017, July 12-13
Immersive A/V-Installation at Tech Open Air,
Funkhaus Berlin Soundchamber
© 2017
Together with the soundartist Lukas Taido and Barco Iosono, we planned and created a spatial installation using a setup of 9 projectors and 36 speakers, transforming Funkhaus Berlin's Soundchamber into a place of immediate immersion.
3d Immersive Sound
Lukas Taido

Video
Phil Max Schöll

Technical Production, Sound
Barco Iosono

Technical Production, Video
MX Wendler

Documentation
Nico Mews

Event
Tech Open Air

Location
Funkhaus Berlin, Soundchamber

Tech Stura
Light Move Festival Lodz
2017, September 29 - October 01
Videomapping with Mammasonica
Light Move Festival Lodz
© 2017, 09:15 / 2K / 30p
Weltraumgrafik with
Mammasonica
Quick excerpt of our work at Light Move Festival Lodz produced for a collaboration with Mammasonica from Catania, Italy
Within this radiant path, “Techstura” exhumes the visionary creative sparks of the past, weaving them together with contemporary media landscapes.

Fueled by the force of illusion, Techstura’s time-travelling narrative guides the viewer on a captivating journey through avant-garde aesthetics and past idealistic trends. It prompts us to ponder the origins of creative depictions of reality, the intricate relationship between the artist and their artwork, and how architecture connects to collective memory and art history.

As the building gets broken down and liquefied by the play of light, its texture transitions through various states of matter. A new architectural language of figurative and abstract symbols materialises on the façade, eventually giving rise to a delightful display of primary pigments.

The narrative, split into seven chapters, draws inspiration from several creative practices, seamlessly transitioning from analogue to digital and vice versa. A comprehensive timeline monitors shifts in scenes and techniques in sync with the overall tempo of the piece. Visual and thematic references are arranged to reinforce a variety of scenarios tied to the timeline, eventually converging into a structure reminiscent of an enhanced “dope sheet.”

Phil Max Schöll, also known as Weltraumgrafik, is a Berlin-based motion designer and video artist. This flourishing collaboration is rooted in a shared pursuit of unconventional methods and fresh aesthetics within immersive media.
He played a crucial role in shaping and synthesising the leitmotif behind “Techstura”, by distilling the surface into a minimalist shadowplay. Inspired by early 20th-century arts and crafts movements, the opening sequence offers an abstract blend reminiscent of various aesthetic styles. From stained glass’s kaleidoscopic beauty to retro arcade games’ rhythmic motion, the projection embraces a reductionist perspective on space that harmonizes seamlessly with the soundtrack, transforming the entire experience into a choral piece.

During the projection of “Techstura”, the enduring structure of the 19th-century building underwent a kinetic transformation. The illusion created by the play of light had the power to rotate the building’s structure, turning it into a luminous maze and smoothly shifting it away from its original perimeter.

Mammasonica
Collaboration with
Luca Pulverenti, Mammasonica

Motion Design
Phil Max Schöll

Sound
Giancarlo Trimarchi

Event
Light Move Festival Lodz

Picture
Mammasonica

Location
Piotrkowska 76, Lodz

Eating Hooks
Music Video
for Moderat
Moderat - Eating Hooks
Music Video
© 2016
Motion Graphics for Moderat's music video for Eating Hooks
Direction
Måns Nyman

Art Direction
Pfa Studios

Motion Graphics / Credits
Phil Max Schöll

Sound
Moderat - Eating Hooks

Label
Monkeytown

The Future of Mapping
Mutek_IMG, Montréal
2015, October 1-3
Lecture & talk about the future of mapping at Mutek_IMG, Montréal
© 2015
Goethe Institut invited me to speak at Mutek_IMG, Montréal about the future of videomapping.

Festival
Mutek_IMG, Montréal

Thanks to
Goethe Institut

Homage / Collage
Genius Loci Facade Projection Festival
2015, August 07-09
Projection Mapping, Jakobsplan Weimar
Genius Loci Facade Projection Festival
© 2015
13:50 / 6K / 30p
Winning submission for
Genius Loci Facade Projection Festival, Weimar

See more ⟶ here.
The Weimar Jakobsplan is an architecturally and ideologically functional building. Also by the legacy of the Bauhaus, an architecture was developed, whose function should stand above time-varying aesthetics. The result is gray and barren, nothing superfluous, no round shape forms a variance in the appearance of the facade.

The facade projection "Homage / Collage" uses in its approach exactly this functional and originally aesthetic background and accesses the base of this historic form language. The animation remains with the basic forms and resignes over long passages to any rounding. Also, by the high contrast, the functionality / the light power of the projector is used effectively.

Another cross-reference to the architecture is the plain style of the animation, which reflects on one of the basic ideas of the Bauhaus: the craft.
Therefore, the production refuses to use time-varying animation- and 3D-software tools, which often, but not always, seem to have predictable effects. All content is animated from scratch and designed almost frame-by-frame.

The approach is aesthetically similar to the method that has has influenced the design of Jakobsplan in the late sixties. Contrary however, with the method of the collage the arrangements of the elements, their temporarily overwhelming circulation and last, but not least, the music, something simultaneously delicate and highly vivid is developed.
Concept, Design, Animation
Phil Max Schöll

Music
Olaf Taranczewski

Curation / Jury
Prof. Dr. Jens Geelhaar, Bauhaus University
László Zsolt Bordos, Bordos Artworks
Hendrik Wendler, MXWendler
Thorsten Bauer, Urbanscreen
Romain Tardy
Philipp Geist

Event
Genius Loci Festival

Location
Jakobsplan, Weimar
Wall Videomapping
re:publica
2015, Mai 05-07
Wall Videomapping, re:publica 2015
Music Video
© 2015
One of the first Videomappings, we did. Playing in a backyard at re:publica 2015, as a loop projection.
Track
Triosk & Jan Jelinek - Distant Shore

Technical Production
MXWendler

Concept, Design, Animation
Phil Max Schöll

Event
re:publica

Location
Station Berlin

Moderat II - Live
Europe Tour
2014
Moderat Europe Tour - Visual Production
© 2014
In 2014, commissioned by Pfa-Studios, we produced parts of the visuals for an incredible video setup for Moderat's Europe Tour.
Concept, Setup
Pfa-Studios

Design, Animation
Phil Max Schöll

Music
Moderat

Label
Monkeytown Records

Video Credit, Moderat@Melt
Arte Concert

Paul Kalkbrenner - Guten Tag - Live
Europe Tour
2013
Paul Kalkbrenner Europe Tour - Visual Production
© 2013
In 2013, commissioned by Pfa-Studios, we produced parts of the visuals for Paul Kalkbrenner's Europe Tour.
Concept, Setup
Pfa-Studios

Design, Animation
Phil Max Schöll

Music
Paul Kalkbrenner

Ellen Allien
Lism / Need / Sun
Music Videos
& Visual Production
Ellen Allien - Music Videos
& Visual Production
© 2008 - 2012
Weltraumgrafik for
Bpitch Control
Back in 2008 - 2012, we produced several music videos, live visuals and design content for Ellen Allien.
Concept, Design, Animtion
Phil Max Schöll

Music
Ellen Allien

In Collaboration with
Pfa-Studios

Photography for Need
Michael Mann

Weltraumgrafik
About
What we do
Notable Works
Contact
Weltraumgrafik is a Berlin-based studio specializing in Graphic and Motion Design by designer and videoartist Phil Max Schöll.

Our expertise lies in creating immersive audiovisual experiences, particularly in relation to sound, projection, light and space.

Our large-scale videomappings and spacial installations have been showcased worldwide, most notably at Signal Festival Prague, Deutsches Museum Munich and Nuremberg, Yokohama Museum of Art, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum and most recently at Helsinki Cathedral at Lux Helsinki Festival.

In addition to our artistic pursuits, we have contributed live video content for various incredible live acts such as Moderat, Modeselektor, Paul Kalkbrenner and Ellen Allien.

Professionally, we have contributed motion and graphic design, specialising in event video content. Some of the clients we have collaborated with include Daimler Mobility, Lab1886, Pokemon, Siemens, BMW Mini, Volvo, Lynk & Co, Audi, Deutsche Bahn, Adidas, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, ZDF Neo, Barco, Alstom and Sika.

Our work has received support from Goethe Institute, Mutek Montreal, the Berlin Senate and the GVL, the German Copyright Collection Society.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about our services.
We specialize in providing and planning professional corporate video content for trade fairs and product presentations, audiovisual content for live acts, music industry and events, custom video, design and artwork for museums and art festivals as well as event identities or classic motion design for cinema or commercial films.

What we do has been tagged art many times. In our perception, we see our approach as an elevated form of design.

Our approach draws inspiration from classical grid-based Swiss Graphic Design, a proper use of typography and an experimental way to use those given rules by translating them into audiovisual and immersive environments.

Being confronted with new digital possibilities constantly, our focus is not to pioneer every new form of contemporary technique, but by translating the fundamental principles of design into innovative and immersive environments thoughtfully.

Our ambition lies in the audiovisual synthesis between sound, light, video and space. We love all sorts of [unusual] screens and approaches and we appreciate if our digital works are presented in real-life-situations.

Meta
Deutsches Museum Nuremberg,
Spacial Installation, 2024

Helix
Lux Helsinki Festival, Helsinki Cathedral,
Videomapping, 2024

Chronos Ex Machina
Deutsches Museum Munich,
Videoinstallation, 2022

The Wind
Signal Festival Prague,
Church of St. Cyril & Methodius Prague,
Videoinstallation, 2021

So lange ein Atemzug in uns lebendig ist
Tempelhof Airport,
Videoinstallation, 2019

Contrast
Prefectural Art Museum Miyazaki,
Videomapping, 2019

Tech Stura
Light Move Festival Lodz,
Videomapping, 2018

Abstractions in Concrete
Funkhaus Berlin,
Videoinstallation, 2018

Homage / Collage
Genius Loci Festival Weimar,
Videomapping, 2015

Preferably contact us simply by e-mail via
phil@weltraumgrafik.de


Weltraumgrafik
BUERRO in der Kupferfabrik
Brückenstrasse 1 / 10179 Berlin


Phil Max Schöll
phil@weltraumgrafik.de
weltraumgrafik.de


VAT Number: DE273846880
Tax Number: 34/516/01801

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Clients