Remember Artobots, the brilliant John Chamberlain-as-Transformers-artist/historian Guggenheim audio tour mash up? Well, that exhibit is long since closed (it was awesome) and with it, its audio tour hack, but don’t fret: the Audio Tour Hack Tour geniuses are at it again. This time, the museum to benefit from an alternative audio tour is the Museum of Modern Art, and the exhibition is one of the fourth floor painting galleries in their permanent collection, so unless MoMA re-curates the gallery, this audio tour could theoretically be around for generations. Which is awesome, because the tour is narrated by babies.
That’s right. “MoMA Unadulterated” brings the sharp eye and critiquing prowess of snot-nosed of three-year-olds to the Museum of Modern Art. As the Audio Tour Hack people put it, these kids are offering their “unique, unfiltered perspective[s] on such things as composition, the art’s deeper meaning, and why some stuff’s so weird looking.” Awww. All you have to do is download the free audio tour on your smart phone, get yourself to the fourth floor of the MoMA (ATH has a handy map) and hit “play” when you see Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, 1950, and hear about how it’s “just lines…and dots.” Not that they’re all disparaging. At the end of the Pollock analysis, one kid says “Who would buy a splotch of paint for $100.00?!” His friend says, seriously, “I would. I would.”