Prem Krishnamurthy and Emily Smith
ONE WEEK ABOUT Education by curator Open Set 2015
Workshop: Walking tours
26-28 July 2015
“A three-day design workshop that explores movement and notation, translation between disparate media, presentation as practice, and the city itself as venue for exhibition. The workshop begins with an analysis of specific curatorial structures to inform a set of custom walking tours developed by the participants. Each of these itineraries is conceived as a piece of design, a performance score, and a distributed exhibition. The form of the tours emerges as a locus of activity and space for intervention within routine modes of design practice.”
The workshop started with an invitation from the tutors, as the starting point of the design process, to follow and trust the observations and experiences generated by the gallery space (Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and TENT Rotterdam) and by the city in general. During the workshop there were some exercises to communicate and visualize these experiences, and transform them into a meaningful form.
The final assignment was to create a 10-minute incident within the gallery spaces, which would address, comment, explore and present the building in a new way (the space, social context, exhibitions or the workshop itself). The design proposals ranged from singing and reading performances to interactive installations and interventions.