Inquiries in visual memory no. 7 - October 2011

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Bruno Ingemann

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Hey,

This is no. 7 release of projects in my »Inquiries in visual memory«.

This time two different projects are presented. The Release_Project about the exhibition of the iconic ‘Black Square’ painted by the Russian painter Kazimir Malevich – and the Discours_Project presenting an exhibition of Speaking Places.

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Bruno Ingemann

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The Release_Project [10]: 
The Last Futurist Exhibition ‘0.10’, 1915 scrutinize the surface of everyday culture. This is an exhibition photograph showing the context and the design of the exhibition room where the famous suprematist black square is presented. 
What does the room tell about the time of creation and exhibition?

http://www.visualmemory.dk/projects/r-p[10]/index.html

The fourth Discours_Project is the exhibition Speaking places, places speaking presented at a small exhibition room at the Roskilde University in relation to a research seminar dealing with gazes on the specific site of Paris trying to reveal more than the ordinary from a popular site. 
The whole project had generated sixteen large photographs but for this exhibition, only seven of them were selected to present the variety of the basic idea namely what can be called Parisian or French? This quest for identity was contrasted to the photographic document of the 1950ties and the golden age of after-war epoch.

 

http://www.visualmemory.dk/projects/d-p[4]speaking_places/places_speaking.html


Inquiries in visual memory no 6 – April 2011

Discours_Project [2] – The Romani in the waste disposal site 1972

Discours_Project [3] - Drifting Sand - memory of three hundred years - a multi-screen interpretation

 

Inquiries in visual memory no 5 – October 2010:

Border_Project [6] – MoMa, New York 2010

Border_Project [7] – GeoCenter, Moens Klint, Denmark

Release_Project [9] – The Kitchen-Debate in Moscow 1959

Discours_Project [0] – Introduction

Discours_Project [1] – Painting Memory


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Bruno Ingemann, associate professor, ph.d.
Part of the research group
'Visual culture and performance design' (visper)
Communication Studies,
Roskilde University,
PO.Box 260, 
Denmark.

e-mail: br...@ruc.dk






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Present on site. Transforming Exhibitions and Museums

Why are exhibitions and museums so important? What can they be used for? Who determines relevance in a transformative process?

Transforming exhibitions is not just something you do, it is something that gets better the more you do it. This book looks at the intersection of the visitor or user, who gets personal and cultural meaning from their visit and the museum as it appears in the design of the exhibition. It examines on-site communication for intentional and hidden content and messages, and reveals possible relations to the visitor, his or her world and society in general. This investigation also focuses on the processes involved in interpretation and design and takes a closer look at the practices of exhibiting rather than the objects on display. The four main themes in the book are:  

• Constructions – The visitor at an exhibition

• Questions – Experience and learning processes

• Invisibles – The exhibition design processes

• Openings – Category, objects and communication

Present on site is relevant not only for students and researchers in the field of museum communication, media and design studies, but also for exhibition and museum practitioners.


As a researcher and associate professor of visual communication at Roskilde University, Denmark and as a designer and media artist in his own right, author Bruno Ingemann, PhD, also represents an intersection. A pioneer in Danish museology and in visitor reception studies, he co-edited the anthology New Danish Museology.

This is an important, useful, well-designed and well-written book. Ingemann insightfully argues for the importance of inspirational places in a world mediated by television and digital technologies, by showing how museums link past and present, time and space. He takes on complex, difficult, and controversial issues, and explains them clearly. What happens when visitors become curators? What happens when the familiar meets the new, when the invisible is made visible? As he shows, it results in changing visitors’ perceptions, conversations, and confidence. Museums can change our lives, the things we make and discuss, and the world as a whole.

- Course Director Dr Kevin Walker

Information Environments,
University of the Arts London

Present on Site brings new attention to the complex and intriguing world of interpretation in museum settings. Using a variety of compelling case studies and theories from education, media, and cultural studies, Ingemann weaves diverse perspectives to the critical issues of visitor perception and reception and the challenges involved as curators and designers attempt to mediate and influence experience. The result is a delightful and refreshingly personal exposé of key museological issues that face museum practitioners daily.

- Associate Director Karen Knutson

University of Pittsburgh



Ingemann, Bruno (2012):  
Present on Site. Transforming Exhibitions and Museums
Lejre: Visual Memory Press. 398 pages, 147 illustration, 7 x 10 inches, printed in color.
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Handout with the content of the book -
 

________________________________

Bruno Ingemann, associate professor, ph.d.
Part of the research group
'Visual culture and performance design' (visper)
Communication Studies,
Roskilde University,
PO.Box 260, 
Denmark.

e-mail: br...@ruc.dk
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