“I did not think about that!”: New Media for Stimulating Exhibition Re-interpretation
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
- University of Trento
The discussion is built around a new media project developed for the “Sibelius and the World of Art” exhibition held from 17th October 2014 to 23rd March 2015 at the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition was part of the celebration events marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. A new media work was realized through a design research project organized in cooperation between the Finnish National Gallery, the Ateneum Art Museum, and the Media Lab at Aalto University. The tangible goal of the project, that included the authors of this essay and three Master of Arts students, was to produce an introductory video (in panorama format) for the exhibition.
The chapter describes different stages of the project focusing on the features of a new media artifact that was created as a tool for stimulating and supporting self-interpretation during the visiting experience. In the first section of the chapter we concentrate on features that we think make the museum a space where people can build on their own perceptions. The focus is on the communication shift provoked by the intensified use of new media in museum spaces. The second and third sections provide information about the “Sibelius and the World of Art” exhibition and the activities conducted in the project for producing the introductory video. In the fourth section of the essay we evaluate the potential for building self-interpretation through a description and discussion of interviews we conducted for reflecting upon the project. Our chapter concludes by summarizing and discussing the outcomes of the research.
|Title of host publication||Media innovations and design in cultural institutions|
|Editors||Dagny Stuedahl, Vitus Vestergaard|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|