It is a challenge over and over again, to give children and also adults an understanding of abstract art. We – a group of students of the Saxion in Enschede – have developed an interactive project which is tailored exactly on the consumer behaviour of the museum visitors.
While doing so, we did not start from the premise that we would have to deal with art-competent and artistically educated visitors, but with those who face abstract art in a rather averse and sometimes even negative way. Using the active analysis of forms and colours which every person could develop themselves, an access to abstract art is created. The movement in front of the projection screen makes – almost as if by magic – forms appear or disappear, apparently develops an independent dynamism and remains, according to decision of the user, an own piece of art, banned on paper “for ever”.