In the “TITANIC” exhibition, the sinking of the then largest ship in the world is staged as a symbol for the HUBRIS of mankind, who is governed by the delusion of being able to master the forces of nature and assess the complexity of his actions. The ever more compact and higher installations immerse the visitor into the heyday of the industrial development period. He experiences the frenzy of the growth of mechanical power and technological progress – Higher! Faster! Further! With his head turned ever more upwards, at the euphoric zenith of his journey back in time he looks up at the greatest machine in the world: the “unsinkable ship” towers over him in the form of a 23-metre high replica of the bow on a 1:1 scale.
His senses still reeling, the visitor then enters a radically antithetic setting. The largest Panorama in the world (32m high, 110m circumference), image and space together, takes him to the scene of the decaying wreck of the Titanic, devoid of humans, at a depth of 3,800 metres. He stands in front of the inert corpse of this once proud ship, a symbol for infallibility and progress, and soberly gazes into the dark mirror of his nature.