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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

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Enchanting rooms

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I can do alone: Yes
Required time: < 45 minutes

You will need

  • Imagination
  • A found object

Reflect

What do rooms convey or what should they convey? If something is big, is it automatically important? Why is that and who determines the proportions?

 

With your “magic thing” you can enchant rooms and the objects in them!

TIP!

Create your own “magic thing” that you can use to enchant rooms. Find materials and things at home that you can playfully use for this purpose!

Magic spell 1

Are you holding your “magic thing” tightly in your hands?

 

With the first spell you can change the texture of the ground: Maybe you’re about to walk on … pudding, a lake, or a dance floor?

 

How do you move on the enchanted floor?

Magic spell 2

Careful! The next spell manipulates your voice.

 

Speak very softly until an (unknown) person approaches.

Then suddenly amplify your voice while speaking—but only if it is suitable for other ears!

 

How does the room change when you speak at different volumes?

"WHAT MORE OR LESS INVISIBLE CODES EXIST IN A SPACE ABOUT HOW TO BEHAVE, AND HOW CAN THEY BE SUBVERTED? HOW CAN YOU TWIST AND TURN THIS SPATIAL LANGUAGE THAT HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED THERE, SO THAT YOU CAN ACTIVELY INTERVENE YOURSELF?"

Robert Keil

Talk about it

First with your eyes closed and then with your eyes open, describe what it feels like to be in different places: 

 

When you’re in the museum, for example

 

·        under the museum stairway?

·        on the stairs?

·        in the middle of the patio?

·        in the small media room?

Magic spell 3

Activate the “magic thing” and slip into a role that you think will somehow determine your museum visit and its course:

 

Whether a custodian, a building technician, a curator, or the museum’s director—in the next step, the “magic thing” will transform you into a museum employee!

 

Why did you choose this role? What job does it involve?

 

You can repeat this exercise in any other place!

"FOR ME, IT IS ENRICHING TO TAKE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON SOMETHING SEEMINGLY ALREADY DEFINED—FOR EXAMPLE, NORMS, CERTAIN PREDETERMINED LIFESTYLES, OR VALUES IN SOCIETY. A DIFFERENT ROLE OR WAY OF ADDRESSING THINGS—FOR EXAMPLE IN THE FORM OF MAGIC—ALLOWS A SHIFT AND THUS THE ABILITY TO LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY THAN ONE USUALLY DOES."

Helin Alas

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Ponder this

What is it about freedom that appeals to you?

"A SPACE FOR ME IS NOT AUTONOMOUS AND CANNOT BE SEEN AS UNIQUE OR CLOSED AT ALL. I ALWAYS WORK WITH THE REFERENCE SYSTEMS OR THE INFRASTRUCTURES IN WHICH THE SPACE IS EMBEDDED."

Helin Alas

Ponder this

What do you associate with a “magic thing”? What would be your first magic spell?

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