droog turns the museum of sex into an interactive erotic campground
 
droog turns the museum of sex into an interactive erotic campground droog turns the museum of sex into an interactive erotic campground
jul 05, 2015

droog turns the museum of sex into an interactive erotic campground


droog turns the museum of sex into an interactive, erotic campground
photo by paul barbera

 

 

 

while we often think of museums as sophisticated spaces for art appreciation, contemplation and critique, new york’s museum of sex coaxes visitors to think differently about creativity. every year, MoSex commissions an artist, designer or innovator to create an exhibition that involves gallery-goers in an engaging physical experience. this edition invited the amsterdam-based studio droog to interpret themes of intimacy and sexuality through a series of sensory, spatial and experiential installations. ‘splendor in the grass’ transforms the museum into an immersive erotic campground, with five interactive tents activating visitors’ visual, auditory and kinesthetic senses.

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
installation view of ‘splendor in the grass’ at the museum of sex in new york
photo by paul barbera

 

 

 

the five tents placed within the exhibition space each engage the senses in different ways, seducing visitors to participate through a variety of auditory, olfactory, and visual stimulants.

 

for ‘grass girl arouses’, participants are asked to climb into a glowing sheltered space and touch a sculptural ‘grass girl’ that illuminates when gently caressed; ‘autoerotic kinesthesia’ prompts those within to explore and appreciate their own body while immersed within mirrored kaleidoscope; ‘pneumatic kinesthesia’ instead asks visitors to experience the tent in pairs or groups, engaging them in intimate body positions; the ‘ice oven challenge’ tent is a colorful thermal exploration of sex, body heat and heartbeat; ‘wetten your appetite’ entangles entrants in a cloud-chamber of pheromones, scent and steam. designed to express the visceral relationship humans innately share with nature and eroticism, these intimate spaces form a surreal adult-playground that connect viewers to the various phases of human sexuality.

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
‘ice oven challenge’ presents a colorful, thermal exploration of sex
photo by paul barbera

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
the ‘ice oven challenge’ tent changes colors in response to basal body temperature
photo by paul barbera

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
‘grass girl arouses’ features a sleeping sculpture within an intimate glowing interior 
photo by paul barbera

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
visitors are asked to enter and touch the glowing ‘grass girl’ 
photo by paul barbera

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
‘autoerotic kinesthesia’ immerses visitors in a maze of mirrored reflections 
photo by paul barbera

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
the installation ‘autoerotic kinesthesia’ invites viewers to explore and appreciate their body 
photo by becky mcneel

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
‘wetten your appetite’ hides a steamy and sensual experience within
photo by becky mcneel

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
a feverish cloud-chamber of scent and steam surrounds visitors within ‘wetten your appetite’
photo by paul barbera

droog museum of sex interactive erotic campground
‘pneumatic kinesthesia’ asks entrants to engage in various body positions
photo by paul barbera

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