Elastic Museum

Monthly posts on experiments with people & museums

This blog is written by Maria Mortati and was developed to share work and insights around experimental museum projects.

Heisenberg and Audio Tours

I wrote about this project back in June– Southern Exposure and Machine Project joined forces to create 20 continuous days of events in 20 homes in San Francisco. Ours was one of them. There were […]

The Great Calculation Weekend @Machine Project

A bit of insider trading and a love letter: This weekend my husband, Mark Glusker and I will be ‘in residence’ at Machine Project for a weekend of his talks, workshops, and a group calculation […]

Nov, 07 · in experimental projects

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

This summer I have been lucky to work on two galleries that offer interpretation and interaction (or participation if you prefer) with ideas in contemporary art. It’s been trial and error which is resulting in […]

Oct, 29

Stop Making Sense

I keep trying to write about exhibit development in an old way. That is, where the value of the idea, it’s manifestation and ultimate experience are understood by a division between social media and physical […]

Aug, 10

Part 1: Grounding Socially Engaged Art

I took copious notes at Open Engagement (it’s how I can remember anything). I thought I would attempt to distill them down into a few comics that I’ll be posting over the coming weeks. Here […]

Jul, 09

Intersection of the Arts

Our AAM 2012 panel team received some nice feedback from the those that attended (thank you). As I was considering whether or not to take the dive into a panel proposal for next year, I […]

Jul, 06

On The Other Side Of An Experiment

Local gallery for emerging projects, Southern  Exposure (SF) and one-time partner-in-crime, Machine Project (LA) are in the midst of a grand experiment. They have created 20 continuous days of events in 20 homes in San […]

Jun, 19




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