What can we learn from a scientist giving an art tour or a science experiment explained by an artist? This project presents a webseries of videos of tours guided by artists/designers or scientists/technologists, depending on the tour location. The guide is challenged to explain something outside their expertise in a playful way to a savvy public. Each video captures highlights of a live experiment that serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary discussion. An artist might ‘misinterpret’ scientific research. A scientist might ‘fail’ at describing conceptual art. These ‘failures’, or knowledge gaps, offer an opportunity for insight through alternative perspectives.
Location: The Van Abbemuseum (vanabbemuseum.nl) in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society.
Untour Guide: Herman Schoo, Senior Research Fellow, Holst Centre (holstcentre.com)
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Written by Lorenzo Gerbi
Directed and edited by Lorenzo Gerbi and Corradino Garofalo