Storytelling as a pedagogical process of artistic-cultural appropriation: a journey in the work of Hieronymus Bosch mediated by a tangible surface

The project here presented starts from the development of a multimedia solution prototype that aims to create a new communication model to be used in art museums. As benefits of using the model here presented comes the impact generated by the construction of significant learning relative to reading and the consolidation of knowledge about the artwork. This process of getting closer and connecting with the artwork allows for a greater involvement of the public and suggests the development of individual experiences and/or of collaborative experiences that can be continued in time and virtual space, namely on Facebook. In this manner, from this model it is hoped to be the making of a kind of creative lab, where people can adopt a critical, creative and above all an experimental stance. It is in the domain of action that we hope the public that, before seen as mere spectator, might live in the museum a remaining experience. The application allows appropriating the artwork and is configured according to an assemblage and collage logic so well-known and explored by communities linked to the visual arts, arts, photography, new media and even literature. For the development of this project we selected the work of painter Hieronymus Bosch. The narrative component of the work of this painter inspires the creation of plots and stories that get lost and cross paths in different scenarios. The modernity of the fantastic imaginary that pervades his work is by itself an element of bonding/connection with individuals of our time and that is why it is used for the first trials of this prototype that is developed using the Processing language. In the application, the subjects may interact with the work, manipulating and transforming it in something else, starting from individual or collaborative compositions. Finally, the object created may be shared in social networks and increase the discursive framework and knowledge building around the original work as well as of the new image.




Sílvia Raquel Barros Pinto