Exhibition until 10th of November 2019
Come and enter the Digital Revolution time machine that will unveil to you the transformations that have been taking place over the last fifty years all over the world. Games, films, design, music videos, computers, phones, and so many other media have become, to a greater or lesser extent, part of our lives. They have redefined art, communication and our perception. From the 1970s to today, from the arcade game Pong (1972) to the film GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013). Here in the Digital Revolution you can interact, touch, play and create. This exhibition invites you to look at and reflect on our digital past, present and future with some of its major milestones.
On show are both early digital technology – be it the Apple 2 8-bit computer (1977-1993) or groundbreaking examples of electronic music devices such as the Fairlight CMI (1979) – as well as artistic confrontations with the possibilities of the digital, such as interactive online games and the installation Escape III, for which disused mobile phones were transformed into bird sculptures. A large part of the exhibited objects is designed for playing, touching and trying out, so that visitors can experience the effect and aesthetics for themselves.
Film in particular has been strongly influenced by digital technologies since the 1970s: the focus is on our way of telling stories, image design and the democratisation of production processes.
Plan Your Visit
Digital Revolution is on show from 4th of June through 10th of November 2019 at DFF.
- Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Friday: 10:00 – 20:00
- Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Mondays closed
Tickets & Admissions
Adults: 10 €
Reduced: 8 €
Combined ticket: Permanent Exhibition + Digital Revolution
Adults: 13 €
Reduced: 10 €
Combined Family Ticket
(Permanent Exhibition + Digital Revolution for 2 adults and up to 4 children over the age of six)
Accessibility: The DFF is accessible for visitors with restricted mobility and for guests with strollers via an elevator at the museum’s right-hand side entrance. Elevators in the foyer provide barrier-free access to all exhibition floors (1st-3rd floor), the cinema in the basement and the film workshop and workshop rooms on the 4th floor. Accessible toilets can be found on the 4th floor and in the basement. We provide a wheelchair if needed.
Accompanying Programme, Guided Tours, Film Series
Open guided tours:
Every Saturday at 15:00 (included in the admission fee for the exhibition)
Filmmuseum after work:
Every second Friday of the month at 19:00
Guided tour and wine
Find out more…
Guided tours for private parties or schoo, classes
Phone: +49 (0)69 961220 – 223
Film and Talk
Thursday, 24th of October at 20:15
DE 2017. Directors: Monika Hielscher, Matthias Heeder
Documentary film. 91 mins. DCP.
Science fiction that has become reality: Predictive policing is a software based on big data such as buying behaviour, movement patterns and social contacts that predicts when and where crimes will be committed. The method is already being put to use in London, Chicago and Munich. PRE-CRIME investigates the question of how the desire for absolute security is related to the erosion of the presumption of innocence and how reliable the judgment of algorithms is.
The human geographer Till Straube, the sociologist Vanessa E. Thompson (both Goethe University, Frankfurt) and computer scientist and activist Miguel Ayala (copwatchffm) will introduce the film and discuss it with the audience.
“Petting Zoo”: An Installation by the London Design Studio Minimaforms
“Petting Zoo” is the name of the installation that visitors see first when they enter our museum. The artificially intelligent creatures can use cameras to locate people and recognize activities. By collecting data in their interaction with visitors, they learn different behaviours and develop their own personalities.
“Petting Zoo” is a project by the experimental architecture and design firm Minimaforms, founded in 2002 in London by the brothers Theodore and Stephen Spyropoulos. Minimaforms works at the interface of art, architecture and design and artistically explores the possibilities of new forms of communication. Click here for an interview with Minimaforms.