Date: 23 November 2022
Time: 19.00 – 21.00 uur
With: Britt Hatzius & Thomas Tajo
Location: Marres | House for Contemporary Culture | Capucijnenstraat 21, Maastricht
Max participants: 12
Costs: €5 (regular), €2.50 (students)
During this workshop we will make photos and video recordings.
Training the senses: Echo location and Multi-sensory interaction
In this two-hour workshop, both sighted and non-sighted participants are invited to join us in an exploration of our non-visual senses. It will include an introduction to Echolocation (or Click Sonar), but more broadly consider how we collectively experience both each other and the spatial environment through our auditory and tactile senses. The idea is to try and articulate what these experiences ‘feel like’, what they ‘do’ to us or what they might trigger in us individually. Through exercises and intuitive explorations, we might discover potentially under-used or underdeveloped sensorial skills for use in our everyday lives.
Listen to the podcast episode here (or on Apple Podcast).
What is Training the Senses?
Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and text books. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge. Training the Senses is an ongoing series by Marres, that avoids any division between the speakers, performance and the audience.