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: Age of Wonderland (Expo @ Natlab during DDW 16). The Age of Wonderland programme revolves around the understanding that we need a more robust collaboration between creative makers and thinkers from all over the world. When it comes to the great challenges of our time, we need to act on a global scale – to secure a liveable, inclusive society and planet. The programme is jointly developed and implemented by Hivos, Baltan Laboratories and the Dutch Design Week (ageofwonderland.nl/)
Untour Guide: Denvis, musician, actor and filmmaker (denvis.com/)
Group: Age of Wonderland Fellows + Baltan team
Written by Lorenzo Gerbi
Directed and edited by Lorenzo Gerbi and Tommaso Colelli