Hack the Museum

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 2013

This exhibition resulted from an experimental camp/workshop at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. A question was asked: What happens when you invite eighty museum designers from around the world to create an exhibition together in 48 hours? Working with Balakrishna Chennupati, a UX Designer from Nokia, Sarah Groh, a guest services SCMAH staff member, and exhibit designer Maria Mortati, we unveiled the piece Untitled, Totem VII, 1977, by Peter Zecher, which we discovered, hadn’t been shown in 30 years. We created a semi fictional narrative about its history in a crate, animating the object, and even won a prize for creating the most empathy for an object.