Audio Tour Hack

Audio Tour Hack offers a twist on the traditional museum tour, with two high quality alternative views of exhibitions. Earlier this year they launched with Artobots, which transformed the John Chamberlain exhibition of twisted car metal sculptures at the Guggenheim into an exhibition of destroyed Autobots from a Transformers war.

The follow up Audio Tour Hack is Unadulterated, which gives a kids eye view of MoMA and modern art with help from  3 – 10 year olds, with predictably hilarious results as they share their unique perspective on Pollock and Warhol.

Hal Kirkland, one of the creative minds behind the project ‘It was part of a larger idea and creative strategy to make art galleries and other cultural institutions more interesting and accessible.’ The project certainly seems to be turning the traditional museum tour on it’s head and offering a high quality alternative.

Shouldn’t every museum have an audio tour narrated by kindergarden children?

[Thanks to @ruibeep for the link]

One Response to “Audio Tour Hack”

  1. Rui says:

    The Met connections project is another great example. It invites its diverse staff to offer their personal perspectives on works of art in the Museum’s vast collection. Their voices range from the authoritative to the highly subjective, and touch upon any number of themes and concepts. The project is presented in a charming website. Have a look here:

    http://www.metmuseum.org/connections/

    Once a collection has been beautifully photographed and made available online, there are many possibilities for story telling.