Flattr is still a good idea. Flattr team is working on describing Flattr in a few words and asked users on Facebook and Twitter to contribute with ideas. My suggestion was (and still is): “Value your likes and distribute that value – and allow others to do the same”.
I just found this sweet blog post: Great things about being blind. Museums.
“Museum staff have often gone above and beyond to allow me to touch things others could not. Unlocking cabinets and letting me go behind barriers. Letting me touch their period costumes. Talking to me about history, how artifacts were found, and more. I am always so happy when things are made accessible for me. The fortress of Louisberg in Nova Scotia was particularly wonderful. They allowed me to touch everything and took me around until I finally had to tell them that I just couldn’t absorb one more thing. “
Just a little fun thing before the weekend. There are many kind of stories on nature:
I simply love this. My feminism is grounded in the recognition of my grandmother hand washing clothes a long period of her life:
Hans Rosling about the magic washing machine
“Exhibit Designer Claude Fixler explains how he designs museum exhibitions, using the 90th Annual Toledo Area Artists exhibition as an example”: Exhibit Design at Toledo Museum
He is talking about exhibit design on a quite general level though.
Interesting to hear ‘take two’, at the end of the video interview, about the lack of specific education as exhibit designer. This just confirms my impression. KHiB in Bergen is one of the schools that do offer some courses in exhibit design:
I have become part of the ISCH Action IS1007: Investigating Cultural Sustainability and I must say that I am really excited about joining this research network and – effort. It gives me an opportunity to operationalise my research on nature – and science communication – and much more. Here a description of the project:
“Investigating Cultural Sustainability
The Action will focus on the role of culture as a fundamental issue, even a precondition to be met on the path towards Sustainable Development (SD). In order to better define understanding of culture within the general frames of sustainability, the Action will conceptualise and mobilize the cultural dimension of sustainable development, examine and compare best policy practices and investigate frameworks and indicators for cultural sustainability assessments.
The ultimate goal of this COST Action is to increase understanding of and determine the role of culture in Sustainable Development (SD) based on multidisciplinary principles. The work will be carried out 1) by investigating and operationalising the concept of culture in the context of SD through multidisciplinary approaches and analyses; 2) by examining the best practices for bringing culture into policy and practical domains, and 3) by developing means and indicators for assessing the impacts of culture on SD. The results of the Actions will be exploited by the scientific community, policy makers, administrative personnel and practitioners working with sustainability and culture from the EU to the local level.” (http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/isch/Actions/is1007)
The Experimentarium in Copenhagen is in many ways outstanding. I really enjoy visiting the place, bringing along children and see them play. This photo shows two installations in the main exhibition, in the subarea You and me (In Danish: Dig og mig). Read about the Ear-installation at the web site of the science centre. The Scream installation is fun – Scream ALL you can into the mouth of the lion (roar like a lion) and the volume of your scream/roar will be measured on the palm tree (shown with red lamps lighning up the scale on the trunk). Of course the children love this. The special attraction of this installation is, I think, the encouragement that is given to actually scream all you can. I had to try some times before I managed to do it. The space ‘inside’ the lion swallow up a the sound so that it doesn’t disturb other visitiors at the place. So you get a semi-private and very bodily experience of your screaming capacity.
Hvor højt kan du brøle?
Stik hovedet ind i løvens gab og skrig.
Se på palmen hvor højt du skreg. (…)”
Affinity and Battlefield is the Ph.D. project of Nina Svane-Mikkelsen but it involves a number of other participants and consists of 3 sub-projects. Brief information on the part of the Ph.D.-project that is connected to the maritime research project Mar-Eco can be found here:
More information coming soon.
Seal healing concept was part of the performance project Probe (Sonde) in Artgenda 2002 Hamburg. Performative interventions included preparation of whalebeef tasters, silent speeches and healing performances – all in outdoor public.
A specialy designed dress in seal fur makes up the seal healer.
Seal healer events at Artgenda 2002 Hamburg:
- Hausbesuche (House calls)
- Sonde (Probe)
About Probe (in German: Sonde):
“A probe is a space shuttle for the investigation of alien areas. A probe is a medical instrument for diagnosis and local therapy. The space shuttle of the artist collective PROBE will land in the context of ArtGenda in Hamburg on the Spitalerstrasse. From the13th to the 20th of June 02 the probe will be the base station and the strategical center for 20 national and international artists. Thereby the individual artists regard themselves as humanoide probes and diagnose what the environment is missing. After the diagnostic phase they involve themselves artistically in order to show further possibilities how to behave in a german city-center. Therefore they regard themselves as a part at the ohter users of public space but also as a co-creater of it. The goal of that is to find out and extend the scope of action and creation in public space.” (information from www.artgenda.com, 2002).
Public space : On Spitalerstrasse (Sonde)
Seal healing concept was part of the performance project Probe (Sonde in german) in Artgenda 2002 Hamburg. Performative interventions included preparation of whalebeef tasters, silent speeches and healing performances – all in outdoor public.
A specialy designed dress in seal fur makes up the seal healer.
The dress is designed and crafted by designer Katrine Nylund
Seal healing photos are shot by SANA, Hamburg 2002
Seal healing is supported by The municipality of Bergen, Norway 2001/2002
I offentlig rom: På Spitalerstrasse, Hamburg
Private space: Home visit
The dress is designed and crafted by designer Katrine Nylund, Bergen.
Seal healing photos are shot by SANNA, Hamburg 2002.
Seal healing is supported by The municipality of Bergen, Norway 2001/2002.
Det private rom: Hjemmebesøk
Seal Healing / Sæl Healing
Performance: Forskellige handlinger i sælskindskjole; Tilberedning og servering af hvalbøf for forbipasserende , silent speeches, You are so beautiful (Du bist schön)
Kjolen er designet og syet af designer Katrine Nylund
Seal healing fotos taget af SANNA, Hamburg 2002
Seal healing er støttet af Bergen Kommune 2001/2002
ENGLISH (text in danish further down this page):
Specifications: Video installation. video 6 minuts long, looped. Projection in window, outdoor.
Hiv geography was shown with Trust Your Local Artist at Artgenda 2002 Hamburg (TA Artgenda).
A video installation that put focus on the HIV/Aids pandemic in the south of Africa. Many children are victims of the pandemic directly in the form of getting infected and indirectly through loss of parental care. Video projection in container window. The video content is sensual images of bathing children in slowmotion and fragments of a womans voice telling her story about becoming and being hiv positive – creating an uncanny atmosphere. The video was projected through a work-container window.
About Trust Your Local Artist:
“The Hein-Koellisch-Platz, formerly a lively market place, is today a center of multi-ethnic activity and social co-existence. It is situated between the famous Hamburg Fish Market and the legendary Reeperbahn, north of the harbor. The square is surrounded by numerous street cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as some of the city’s finest music clubs. This central square in Hamburg St.Pauli will be the exhibition site for videos and computer animated art, which will be projected onto the square through the windows of the studio within. The windows will be illuminated like a light box and will serve as a display screen.” (info from www.artgenda.com, 2002).
Specifikationer: Video installation. video på 6 minutter, loopet. Projection i vindue, uderum.
Hiv geography blev vist med Trust Your Local Artist i Artgenda 2002 Hamburg (TA Artgenda).
Hiv geography sætter fokus på HIV/Aids epidemien i det sydlige Afrika som rammer barn svært hardt både direkte i from af smitte og indirekte i form af forældreløshed. Videoen består av sanselige billeder af badende afrikanske barn i slowmotion samt fragmenter af en kvindes urovækkende historie om at være hiv positiv på lydsiden. Video projiceres gennem vinduet for enden af en container der står lidt afsides i forhold til de andre værker i TA Artgenda. Dette korresponderer med emnets utkant/’outskirt’ prioritet, når det gælder politisk handle-villighed, samt med de sorte townships tvangsmessige placering udenfor de hvide bykerner i Sydafrika. Containeren overgår i kvalitet mange township boliger.
Støttet af Bergen Kommune.