low_museum : final documentation
This project on dynamic exhibition surely was a new challenge for me. First of all, I honestly couldn’t understand the objective of the project in the beginning. I did not know where I wanted to go with it and that confusion in the beginning went on for few days. However as I continued researching about the object and got really engaged with the problematic situation of how the object is displayed in the RISD Museum, I started to make my way through the project. As previously an artist and presently a designer, it helped to be easily annoyed by the poorly displayed exhibition. Then I was able to become intimate with the object and come up with several dynamic ideas to make it better.
What was so hard about this project was that there were several major restraints to follow, such as to only pick from 20th century gallery, and to stay within the boundary of the museum space while coming up with ideas of dynamic exhibition. Also I wasn’t very excited about working on a project that I wouldn’t be able to have the actual final form in my hand. However, now that I’m done with the project, and even during the process, I was able to understand some aspects of the project that actually helped. For instance, how all different kinds of art was stuffed in a single room for the 20th century collection definitely made it easier to point out what’s so bad about it. Also since I didn’t have to limit myself to solutions that are 100% feasible, I was able push myself to think more broadly than I would usually do for print designs. Overall, this project was new in both good way and unpleasant way. It was too separate from the things that we’ve been doing and I’ve been expecting, that I feel like it wasn’t very successful. But it definitely was a project that I required me to think deep and get engaged with the dynamic interactions that happen out there in real life.
By placing a dynamic shock mount floor in front of the Eames Dining Chair Wood in the RISD Museum, the object becomes more understandable in a tactile way.
Below please find my final slideshow, my process book PDF, and documentation of my final process book. The steps I took to complete the project are included in these materials.
Process Book PDF (In spreads)