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.

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

Role:
Producing, editing, sound design, visual effects, media and system design, installation
(On staff with the Minnesota Historical Society)