This Must Be Hell

Immersive Environment
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul – 2009

Visitors enter the fuselage of a real World War II era Douglas C-47 and are seated on the same bench paratroopers would have occupied during major invasions in the war. Using oral history excerpts from members of Minnesota’s greatest generation, a story about paratroopers preparing for and executing the D-Day jump on Normandy unfolds. Visitors are confronted with accounts of life and death during wartime.

An immersive 16-channel sound system, video projection, and visual effects outside the plane windows provide visitors with a realistic representation of an invasion. This Must Be Hell is the feature multimedia experience in the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.

Silver, Multimedia Installations, 2010 American Association of Museums MUSE Award

Producer, Editing, Sound Design, Visual Effects, Media and System Design, Installation
(On staff with the Minnesota Historical Society)