What kind of conventions define the way one moves through a museum? And what kind of conventions define the artworks we see or don’t see? For the research project Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings, choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre researches these questions. She explores how the architecture of a museum defines the way visitors move through a museum and what they see on their way.
From this starting point, Ingrid will look for alternative routes through the museum. What if there are treasures hidden in the museum one can only find through a different route? What if the masterpieces are not the highlights of a museum collection? How do visitor’s routes define what we see in a museum, and what not? Ingrid searches for ways to make visible what we normally don’t notice.
Just like Ingrid Berger Myhre, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen is currently moving: the building is closed for two years, and will present their collection in other venues and museums in Rotterdam. Ingrid will move together with their collection from one museum to another, doing research on location.
Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings is a European research project. On the initiative of Dansateliers, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Dansateliers collaborate in this project. The research of Ingrid Berger Myhre is in the context of similar collaborations in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. In all these countries one choreographer collaborates with a local museum. During international residencies choreographers and museums learn from each other and exchange ideas.
Curious about the research of Ingrid for Dancing Museums? Follow her journey in the video diaries she made together with filmmaker Paul Sixta. Below you can watch the first episodes: