“ We perceive the world with all our senses. For the longest time our senses were considered entirely autonomous ‘perceptual modules’, each functioning independently. Recent studies have shown however, that our perceptual experiences are formed by manifold, complex interactions between sensory modalities.. . In investigating sensory awareness the impact of the geographical, cultural and social context on individual sensory perception cannot be underestimated. ” (Nina Czegledy, Curator)
Sensoria: The Art and Science of Our Senses symposium presents keynote lectures, discussions and performances around the connective aesthetics of everyday sensing and the knowledge-creation potential of artists and scientists collaborations. The bio-socio-political turbulences we have experienced worldwide during the last years have created unprecedented shifts in sensory perception. While connections are sustained now amongst virtual networks that straddle vast spaces, how might we consider the sharing of intimate senses through smell, touch, and tactility and their dependence on proximity? How might growing awareness of new forms of sensory perception and modalities in trees, plants and other beings support multi-species coexistence?
Running from Oct 4-5 (9am – 12noon EST), The symposium will feature keynote lectures by Ryszard Kluszcynski, Chris Salter and David Howse; roundtable discussions by the artists/theorists/scientists Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Gayil Nalls, Rasa Smite, Katarzyna Pastuszak, Grace Grothaus, Katarzyna Sloboda, Raewyn Turner/Brian Harris, Hilda Kosari and Agnieszka Sorokowska.
The symposium will also feature 2 keynote performances from 1245pm EST each day – The Power of the Spill by Csenge Kolozsvari, and the Doug Van Nort Electro-Acoustic Orchestra. In addition, Csenge Kolozsvari will be leading the Schizo-Somatic Workshop on Oct 3 2022. Please click on the hyperlinks for separate registration.
Sensoria: The Art and Science of Our Senses. Multi-site exhibition and symposium that bridges LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) in Gdansk, Poland and Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology at York University in Toronto, Canada. Held simultaneously in both locations, the exhibition and symposium will engage multi-sensory research that revitalizes our sensory connections to our surroundings, through and despite technological tools, networks and latencies.