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Sensoriality Workshop Series – Session 1: Senses and The Body
Januar 22 @ 4:00 pm - April 2 @ 7:00 pm CET
6- Part Workshop Series offering an Immersive Approach to Art and Neuroscience through our Senses
About the Series:
This workshop series bridges the artistic community, the neuroscientists, and the general public. EDGE e.V. has collaborated with the Arts Section of the MIND Members Association to propose a series of workshops titled Sensoriality: an Immersive Approach to Art and Neuroscience through our Senses.
In this series, artists and neuroscientists make a joint effort to unfold the complexity of our sensory perceptions while at the same time trying to stimulate them. Therefore, artistic references and the artistic practice itself, together with the scientific research and its divulgation are the essential tools offered in this series.
The participants can experience how knowledge can be transferred in its natural character- dynamically, where art pieces open a free communication space between the observer and object, and in which their creative skills will be triggered.
Through diverse and immersive sessions, we are going to open up a playful space for Science, sensorial perception and creativity, to blur the border between the claimed disciplines.
With the unstoppable evolution of technology and therefore complexity, many of us encounter a peak of sensory overstimulation and the exploration of coping activities and mechanisms are spreading through society.
But in our approach to explore different ways of mental and physical stimulation -What do we actually understand by senses? How do they work? What makes something or someone sensuous? How do our senses interact with each other? How do we experience and understand our senses through art and through neuroscience?
Session 1: Senses and The Body
- Neuroscience: Wolf-Julian Neumann
- Art: Julia Schneider/ Eliana Araque
In this opening session of SENSORIALITY, we seek to offer you a fresh starting point from the neuroscientific perspective, where you will find a new way of perceiving art and exercising your own creative skills.
We aim to bring you close to the great challenge science is facing: to unravel and isolate the different circuits we have in our bodies to build a sense of reality and to navigate the world we live in.
With the support of our first guest Wolf-Julian Neumann, a scientist researching movement disorders, neurophysiology, and deep brain stimulation, we will introduce you to the world of brain stimulation where borders between illusions and sensory perception in the visual and auditory domains are blurring.
Together with the artists Eliana Araque and Julia Schneider you will have the chance to appreciate different pieces of art and will be tutored in the creation of your own art pieces. We will briefly address the intriguing phenomenon of synaesthesia and its relevance in art, as a way to welcome inclusiveness and the richness of complexity in human nature.
Breathwork/ Synesthesia and Movement/ Audiovisual Art and Artifact creation. Please wear comfortable clothes.
Limited spaces (20) for the in-person events. It will also be streamed live.
Participants can sign up for individual sessions, or purchase an attendance pack. For MIND Members, there is an entry on donation.