Beyond the Senses: Bodies, Technology, Environment

Discussing synesthesia in the arts

Words By Erika Clugston

Date: 27.07.17
Venue: Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

The visual, performing, and digital arts are increasingly exploring the interaction between subject and environment. With the development of technology (consider again, the Internet of Things), our environments becomes more and more ‘aware’ and our experiences as subjects become more and more complex. Join the artist talk Beyond the Senses as part of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Immersion series, featuring Marie-Luise Angerer, Josh Berson, David Howes and Chris Salter, to discuss concepts of synesthesia in the arts. They ask:

“What occurs when different senses entangle, merge, blur or intertwine? What happens to our sense of self and our body in these new augmented, immersive or heightened ‘aware’ environments? Do new kinds of ‘senses’ emerge and what are they?”

The artist talk (which will be in English) is connected to the installation Haptic Field by Chris Salter & TeZ in which visitors wear special overalls that obscure their vision and confuse the senses, creating an unusual experience of space and physical boundaries.

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