In the art gallery in my mind, people could come up, touch the art, hold it, whisper to it, listen to it, and then walk on the next piece. No museum alarms blaring when you cross a line on the floor, just a space to interact with the art in the way that the artists did.
Andi Rharharha of Jakarta takes this to the next level. I ran across the video of his tape installation in downtown Jakarta via the Wooster Collective, and I think I’m in love. His playful designs and shapes invite everyone to stop, interact, jump, and dance before continuing on with their work. I’ve had some ideas brewing for interactive art projects, and seeing Rharharha’s work just feeds the fire.
Beautiful stuff, folks.