Museum of Possibilities
Public polling device
For burning questions about art
What is the story behind this painting? What story does it tell? And what is art anyway? Hotline is a phone service that lets a museum’s visitors call experts on the spot to answer any question they want about art. Behind the scenes, an all-star cast of volunteer artists, curators, museum docents, education teams, and the head of collections manned phones to take the calls.
Temporary Installation — 2013
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA
Hotline helps people get past their “I don’t get it” moments so they can gain insight from the smart and friendly people from the art world in a playful way. All questions asked during the night are displayed on a wall, to log the growing list of insights and to capture all the thoughts & conversations about the exhibitions.
Every year in Portland Art Museum, Shine a Light events feature a mix of artist-driven installations, performances, and interventions throughout the Museum campus, offering an exciting opportunity for visitors to reconsider their relationship to art, to engage with the Museum in unexpected ways, and to think about the role of museums in people’s lives in the 21st century. Daily was invited to take part in the 2013 programmation along with long time collaborator Kelsey Snook.