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Echoes of War - Bridging the Silence

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Embark on a journey back to September 1944 with "Bridging the Silence", an immersive exploration of one of World War II's most daring missions.

At the heart of this interactive installation lies the iconic Rhine bridge in Arnhem, where John Dutton Frost and his brave men fought valiantly during Operation Market Garden. But beyond the heroic tales and strategic ambitions, Bridging the Silence seeks to uncover the untold story of why this audacious plan ultimately fell short.

As the designer behind this project, my goal is to peel back the layers of history and provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the complexities that led to Market Garden's downfall. While many view it simply as an overly ambitious plan, I believe there's more to the story – particularly in the realm of communication.

Through meticulous research and virtual simulations, Bridging the Silence puts you in the shoes of Frost and his comrades, thrust into the midst of the chaos and confusion that engulfed the bridge. But it's not just about experiencing the adrenaline-fueled action; it's about grappling with the very real challenges of communication breakdowns and decision-making under fire.

By focusing on the communication difficulties inherent in Market Garden, my aim is to shed light on a crucial aspect of warfare often overlooked in historical narratives. From fractured radio transmissions to the fog of war, these obstacles played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of the operation.

But Bridging the Silence is more than just a lesson in military strategy; it's a testament to the resilience and courage of those who fought on both sides of the conflict. Through immersive storytelling and hands-on gameplay, visitors will gain a newfound appreciation for the sacrifices made by Frost and his men, as well as the broader implications of their struggle.

Join us as we journey back in time to uncover the untold struggles of those who fought on the Arnhem bridge, and in doing so, gain a deeper insight into the realities of war and the human cost of conflict.
Short trailer for Echoes of War - Bridging the Silence.

Artist statement

As an Interaction Designer, I specialize in crafting immersive experiences that bring compelling stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I excel in designing interactions that resonate with audiences.

I have a particular affinity for embracing "hacky" builds, focusing on building prototypes to explore and refine my designs. Whether delving into the past, envisioning the future, or capturing the essence of the present, I possess the creativity and technical skills to realize unique and engaging experiences. My expertise spans a range of mediums, from physical installations that captivate the senses to digital experiences that delve deeper into the vast amounts of information in the stories.

Proficient in tools such as Unity, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, and CSS, I use technology to elevate storytelling to new heights. With every project, I aim to create memorable interactions that leave a lasting impression on my audience.


Looking five years ahead is always a bit tricky. Currently, I'm leaning towards working with museums. I've been focusing on creating installations that tell historical stories, which I think would fit well in a museum setting. But ultimately, I just want a job where I can keep telling stories through interactive projects. Whether it's at a museum or elsewhere, I'm passionate about creating experiences that resonate with people and really makes them think.

Learned during the studies

I've come to appreciate my creative process more over time. It has its highs and lows, and I used to feel really discouraged during the lows. But I've learned that if you persist and push through, you'll eventually uncover that gem that turns things around.

One key strategy I've discovered is to keep prototyping, to keep exploring and asking, "What am I trying to accomplish with this project, and is this the best way to achieve it?" By taking a step back and analyzing my work from an outsider's perspective, I can refine my creative decisions and keep moving forward.

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