Turmoil Alley / Larmgränd

by Maria Engberg, Per Linde & Doris.tech

Turmoil Alley/Larmgränd is an interactive exhibition that uses mixed media: paper and digital film in a mobile application that employs image recognition. The work consists of two posters with houses from Malmö, Sweden which are used as a canvas for story fragments about people who lived and worked in Malmö between 1900 and 1925. To access these fragments, the user uses her iPhone and the Argon web AR application (created by the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology with whom we have collaborated).

Turmoil Alley/Larmgränd requires the following:

  • an iPhone 6 or 7
  • The Argon4 app, download from iTunes App Store
  • Larmgränd AR-web application inside Argon: app.larmgrand.se
  • The two posters of trigger images or postcards with houses. Examples below. (These small images below work with the Argon-application.)



After the Argon application has recognized the images, short narrative films will play, such as these:

Turmoil Alley is currently exhibited in its Swedish version Larmgränd, at Malmö Museums, summer 2017 (May 12-August 28, 2017):




Video of the room, including visitor engagement (by Joshua Fisher):

360° video documentation

Technical schematic of the room, as exhibited in the Malmö Museums space: Larmgrand-rumsskiss

ICIDS requirements:

The wall posters (two house posters and the descriptive poster) are the only required physical part of the exhibition. The rest is the Argon application.

We would also like a small table to place postcards on.

The lighting should be clear without creating glare on the posters (that do have a matte finish). No other electric plugs are needed. At the Malmö exhibition we were able to exhibit as well a film camera from early 1900s, visible in documentation photos. (Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring this camera for exhibition elsewhere.)

Wall-mounted exhibition poster (in English)

Photo documentation, print

Photo documentation, web