by Emma Cohen
Ever wondered what it would feel like to be a mouse? Or a giant? Or to travel through secret spaces on your way to work?
At our smash-hit March Free First Saturday event, we asked kids what they thought about Maurizio Cattelan’s artwork Untitled (Elevators) in the Walker’s new exhibit Lifelike.
Here is some of what they had to say:
If you could pick one word to describe this work of art, what would it be?
Surprise. –Griffin, age 5
Lifelike. Why? It moves, rings, and is amazing! –Connor, age 9
Cool. Why? It’s so tiny! Not even my cat’s head could fit in it! –Bailey, age 9
Tell us something you don’t like about this piece and why.
That you don’t know where it’s going. –Elizabeth, age 11
There is no more floors. –Aidan, age 10
Maybe there should be a person in it. –Emma and Hannah, age 10
What does it make you think about?
Giants. –Ellen, age 7 1/2
It makes me think about little mice going through it. –Rumi, age 10
Vacation. –Sophia, age 8
Mini people. –Alexis, age 9
Make up a story about this work of art…
If a mouse came along it would go to a little gallery. –Elizabeth, age 11
In mini town everything is mini, even the elevators. Only 25 people can fit. –Alexis, age 9
Once there were two mini people who wanted to go on a mini elevator and they started building one and went on it and got to a secret cave. –Sophia, age 8
A small mouse was on his way to work, and he took the elevator. Suddenly, it stopped, and grew and grew. Then, he scrambled to his office. The end. — Emma and Hannah, age 10
The little mouse couldn’t find the stairs instead, so it took the mouse elevator. –Rumi, age 10
What will inspire your children? Come check out Lifelike, an exhibit that explores the regular and the overlooked, and get giddy excited, too!