In harmony with nature – for centuries
The show and exhibition are dedicated to the indigenous peoples of our planet. We celebrate the existence of every culture. With HUMANS, however, we pay special respect to the peoples, their customs and rites, which otherwise often remain on the margins or ossify in tourist clichés.
Many of these cultures have lived in harmony with the nature of their homeland for centuries. A matter of course that is in danger of being lost in industrial societies. Today, states that have been decoupled from nature should learn from these peoples how nature and humans can live together on our beautiful planet. Before the preserving cultures, through their eagerness to do the same, lose it themselves.
The Visiodrom in the Gaskessel in Wuppertal is the place for immersion. The visitor is completely surrounded by the show and in the middle of the theme. The combination of space and state-of-the-art multimedia technology makes him part of his own unique experience here.
The show HUMANS is a 24-minute tribute to humanity. The projection show on Europe’s largest, over 40-metre-high 360-degree screen was produced by the world-renowned Paris-based studio for video projection shows Spectre Lab. It brings to life the fascinating images of expressive personalities – offering fascinating insights into the lives of far-flung cultures. The fascinating worlds of light, sound and size touch the guests emotionally.
CINTIA BARROSO ALEXANDER
People & Fashion Photographer
People and fashion photographer Cintia Barroso Alexander works for magazines around the globe. Her photo spreads are featured in the American edition of Harper’s Bazaar as well as Hong Kong’s Marie Claire. On her travels she always takes the time to sensitively focus on the people of the host countries.
These also fascinate the well-travelled documentary photographer Peter Voss. On week-long journeys to the most remote regions of the world, he lives with the people in order to be able to photograph them authentically in a trusting atmosphere.
Activist and photographer
Markus Mauthe’s great love is our home – the planet earth. Mind and lens wide open, he travels through the wilderness, to distant habitats and their inhabitants. At home, the passionate nature photographer becomes a dedicated speaker who reaches the minds and hearts of his fellow human beings with multi-media presentations.
From the entrance to the roof at a height of 70 metres, the gigantic pictures present the visitor with the fantastic complexity of his own species in an impressive and emotionally moving way. HUMANS celebrates people without reservation, conveys impressions of the tribes, peoples and cultures shown.
With its architecture, its multitude of different surfaces, niches and angles, the Gaskessel is ideally suited to presenting pictures in surprising perspectives, larger than life and sublime. Exhibition and building merge into one overall experience.
Pictures that speak for themselves
The show conveys unique emotions through visual and sound worlds that get under your skin. Afterwards, visitors can learn more about the background of the show, the photographers and the pictures in a separate exhibition area. The skill and ingenuity of the photographers is visible here in large format. These are pictures that inspire and fascinate. It becomes clear how diverse and special the cultures and ways of life of us humans are and this is to be preserved! Save the diversity of our identities.
A unique experience
For the whole family
- 24-minute projection show on Europe’s largest, 40-metre-high 360° screen
- Photo exhibition of the three photographers of HUMANS and making-of of the show
- 360° panoramic tour on the 70 meter high Gaskessel with a view over Wuppertal
- Exhibition on the worldwide unique reconstruction of the Gaskessel
- Culinary delights in the Aposto restaurant and on the outdoor terrace