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stretching senses school festival

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We were invited to help put together this beautiful project, that combines interdisciplinary research with practical explorations. With the "stretchin senses school festival", some of the works that have been developed in the course of several workshops finally meet the public:

Feeling limestone grow from the inside and seeing its dispersion as urban landscape; experiencing an amphitheater through vibrations of willow branches; reaching out to the hidden electrical energies of things around us; touch the surface of cellular tissues. The »stretching senses school« festival exhibits site-specific virtual reality artworks from ongoing research at the Cluster at TA T, in the continuation of the »Stretching Materialities« exhibition.

How can we stretch our senses to explore the world at different scales? Around the thematic of planetary health, the festival brings together different projects that evolved out of a co-educative experiment between multimodal anthropology and immersive interaction art, curated by Maxime Le Calvé and Yoonha Kim, assisted by Anne Delle. The event on June 23rd-25th features five new VR installations and a fantastic lineup of digital performance lectures by leading environmental thinkers Tim Morton, Dominic Boyer, Lisa Messeri and John Tresch.

Workshops

23 June, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop »Antennas«: »Willowalks: Sound Exploration Through Willow Branches«
by Chloé Lee, Samuel Perea-Díaz, Vanta

24 June, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop »Leaking Bodies«: »Enter the Flow of Incontinent Matter«
by Charlotte Roschka, Hugo Larqué, Karolina Żyniewicz, Jemma Woolmore, Mickey van Olst

25 June, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop »Subterranean Matters«: »Extracting the Surface«

by Baris Pekcagliyan, Warja Rybakova, Nayeli Vega, Paulina Greta
Limited attendance to the workshops, please register to: dellanne [at] hu-berlin.de

Lectures

23 June, 6:15–7:45 pm, Opening Lecture
Lisa Messeri (Yale University)
»Senses, Scales, Worlds: Virtual Reality and the Possibilities and Constraints of Thinking Otherwise«
Introduction: Wolfgang Schäffner (Director MoA, HU Berlin)
Curatorial Statement: Yoonha Kim & Maxime Le Calvé (MoA, HU Berlin)

24 June, 6:15–7:45 pm, Performance Lecture
Tim Morton & Dominic Boyer (Rice University)
»Hyposubjects: an Evening of Improv Philosophy«
Introduction: Jörg Niewöhner (IfEE, IRIS Thesys, HU Berlin)

25 June, 6:15–7:45 pm, Closing Lecture
John Tresch (Warburg Institute)
»Cosmograms: Making and Stretching World«

Introduction: Claudia Mareis (Co-Director MoA, HU Berlin)

Performance

23 June, 6:00 pm
Opening Performance: »Chōri Dance«
by Shuntaro Yoshida, Maharu Maeno, Hoa Yun Chung

VR Site-Specific Works

Antennas

by Chloé Lee, Samuel Perea-Díaz, Vanta

Subterranean Matters

by Baris Pekcagliyan, Warja Rybakova, Nayeli Vega, Paulina Greta

Leaking Bodies

by Charlotte Roschka, Hugo Larqué, Karolina Żyniewicz, Jemma Woolmore, Mickey van Olst

Virtual Sensing Knife & Haptic Hanbok

By Vanta, Nico Espinoza, Yoonha Kim, Fardin Gholami, Maxime Le Calvé

REGISTRATION

Tours can be booked on Eventbrite
For the workshops register via Anne Delle

DATES

23.6.2022–25.6.2022, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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