Scientifiction plunges visitors into the “wonderful scientific” universe of Edward P. Jacobs
In Scientifiction, objects taken from the museum’s storerooms interact with images obtained from comic strips based on the four elements (fire, water, wind, earth). This interaction shows just how visionary Jacobs was, as many of the boards predate the machines presented.
Maciej Fiszer’s scenography creates an immersive paper decor, including a ceiling covered in blank pages. The display cases are placed onto very minimalist bases and appear as though they are levitating. The final room is transformed into a scientific laboratory whose floor is covered with Professor Septimus’ hypnotic spiral (La Marque Jaune).
We have chosen to symbolize the elements with four strong colors. Color is used in the texts and exhibit labels, as well as some of the shop windows, while a translucent colored adhesive tints the exposed object. Bubbles of Jacobs’ boards are enlarged to the extreme, hanging from the ceiling to display the printing screen.