English description: „hää?“ – hands-on-exhibition on playing with language

  • Telling stories, cracking secret codes, alienating voices, graffiti with light…

„hää?“ can mean many things: e.g. astonishment, incomprehension or confusion. Mostly, however, „huh?“ also shows an interest in the progress of the conversation. Words, sounds, gestures, … many things can become language if you want to communicate something to your counterpart. Language is used to explain the world. It is used to communicate with others. It makes the invisible imaginable.

The participatory exhibition offers a wide variety of opportunities to play and experiment with language: By finding and inventing words and whole stories, by listening to their sound or by storing language for later use.

There are many stations to join in and try out the „huh?“ effect: the secret language puzzle around the code for the applause shower, the whispering bowls and the echo device, also the voice alienation apparatus and the dubbing station, the afterglow wall for writing and printing with light, the forward-backward station, the pneumatic tube, the acoustic guest book, the story cubes and much more.

How to use the objects and stations is also explained in English and Ukrainian in a accompanying booklet.

06.11.2022 – 15.02.2023

Opening event on 6.11. at 11:00 a.m. with Andreas List, storyteller

Where: Akki House, Siegburger Str. 25, 40591 Düsseldorf

Who: 5-105 years

For families and individuals:

Bookable Fridays 15:30 & Sundays 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00.

Winter holidays: as Sundays

Duration 90 minutes each

Participation fee: 5,- € per person

Tickets online

Closed Saturdays, 24. – 26.12.2022 and 01.01.2023