Through a phenomenological scientific approach, and through a mix of methods varying from observations and document studies to interviews and auto ethnographic fieldstudies with an emphasis on the latter, this thesis examines live making (levendegørelse) as a communication phenomenon in The Old Town (Den Gamle By) of Aarhus and the separate exhibition Living Museum (Levende Museum). By the usage of theory regarding atmospheres and present moments, the thesis more specific investigates how reflection and knowledge about Danish cultural heritage are stimulated to the visitors of the museum in their encounter with live making intermediaries. Based on this the thesis analyze how the cozy and positive atmosphere at the museum reflects back on the visitors, and thereby confirms their understanding of ’the good old days’ rather than ’the real old days’. In extension to this the thesis moreover analyze how the term kairos moments seems to be the key to unlock this understanding in favour of a wider comprehension of days back in the 1800 as also tough and unpleasant in contrast to simply cozy and positive. The thesis ends in a symbolic discussion regarding the role of museums in society as either informative or performative, and concludes that live making seems to be an effective mean to information if structured properly.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||23 dec. 2018|