The Flying Pebbles is part of Galmstrup Ltd's research “Open Doors” (Mellem Gade og Galleri) which explores the museum as a catalyst across communities. Through a series of interventions our objective is to explore the spaces in-between the formal gallery and the museums more informal areas and connectivity to the urban realm.
The Flying Pebbles, The Outdoor Museum
Isle of Bute, Scotland 2018
The “Flying Pebbles” is an interactive intervention exploring the natural and social context of Ettrick Bay on the Isle of Bute. A series of markings of natural features and historic events are placed throughout the bay highlighting specifics of the place. Guests for the tearoom are invited to wear and fly large inflatable suits (or wind machines) to feel the force of the wind on their own body. The aim of the project is to create awareness of local significance and move the museum into the open landscape for an afternoon.
Platform 1, Reimagine the City Museum
Skanderborg, Denmark 2019
WINTER SCHOOL & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Over the course of a week we developed an exhibition in a team of seventeen local high school students and eleven alumni “Imagineers” from all over the world. The group were asked two key questions, in relation to thinking about the Outside-in: How can a museum become a meeting place in a spread city? and from Inside-Out: What's a museum for young people?
The recommendations were developed through five impressions, or 'moods' young people demand from a city museum today - Discovery, Transition, Sharing, Belonging and the Unexpected. These five moods were then built as large scale installations in five spaces within the post office, using 500 meters of canvas, light and five sewing machines.
Collaborators: Imaginations Cross Cultures and Museum Skanderborg with support from the Danish Art Council and a group of local volunteers.