Workshop Water Sounds – on the Tinguely museum ship

08.09.2021 — 09.09.2021

The educational activities on board the barge will enable visitors to participate actively in Jean Tinguely’s artistic cosmos over and above their visit to the exhibition. Water, sound, and communication – those are the themes from Tinguely’s work that best fit the AHOY! project and that will be at the centre of our educational activities. These will be aimed at a wide audience and designed to be enjoyable and inspiring, arousing a desire to find out more about Tinguely’s art.

Hands-on stations
The exhibition will be supplemented by two hands-on stations, which visitors will be invited to discover of their own accord. The Méta-Splash machine will be an opportunity to draw in the air with water, while Message in a Bottle will entail writing a message in a bottle that can then be exchanged for one already picked up en route.

In addition, there will also be free workshops for children, teenagers and adults on board the barge, all of which can be booked in advance through Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Workshop: How can water sound?
In this workshop the participants will experiment with water sounds and make some audio recordings. Whether it is the Rhine slapping against the barge, the glugging of a water bottle or the flushing of the on-board toilet, participants will get to experience the element of water first and foremost from an acoustic angle. Still more water noises will be identified and recorded and the recordings then spliced together to create sound collages. Listening to these, especially against the backdrop of Jean Tinguely’s Schwimmwasserplastik, visitors will appreciate why the sculptor so relished working with water and sound.

How to participate
Participants:  5-25 people, children, young people and adults
Duration: 2 hours
Entry: free
Time slot 1: Wednesday, September 8 or Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (FULLY BOOKED)
Time slot 2: Wednesday, September 8 or Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. (FULLY BOOKED)
Where: The workshops will take place on the covered deck of the AHOY! Tinguely Museum Ship MS Evolutie at Untermainkai Frankfurt, Nizzawerft
Interested groups or individual participants can register in advance here: