Stop Making Sense

While all artists and designers – almost by definition – work to redefine people’s perceptions of the world around them, few do so quite as explicitly as those whose work is going on show at the See Yourself Sensing exhibition in London later this month.

(G)host in the (S)hell
Didier Faustino, [G]host in the [S]hell, 2008, 21’26”, 1/5. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Michel Rein.

With a focus on works that examine the relationship between art, design, technology and the senses the show, which opens at the Work gallery this month, features elaborate robotics, lo-fi prosephetics and ‘experimental body modification’ – all of which are designed to alter people’s perceptions of the world around us.

Golan Levin - Eyecode
Golan Levin, Eyecode, 1/5. Courtesy the artist and Bitforms Gallery, New York.

Work on show includes Auger + Loizeua’s Audio Tooth implant, which presumably fits in the experimental body modification category and is a customised audio device which ‘transmits sound directly into the consciousness’.

Haus-Rucker-Co, Giant Billiard
Haus-Rucker-Co. Giant Billard (1970); Gelbes Herz (1967); Oase Ifni (1971); Without Titles (1968); Oase No. 7 (1972). Courtesy Ortner&Ortner Baukunst.

Also on display will be Jochem Hendricks’ Reading 3 (Eye Drawing), which is a visual recording of human eye movement captured through digital technologies and a selection from Ann Hamilton’s Face to Face series – intimate portraits taken by the artist using her mouth as a pinhole camera.

Face to Face
Ann Hamilton, Face to Face • 22; Face to Face • 44; Face to Face • 58. 1/3 +2AP (each) Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio.

The exhibition featues work from contemporary artists and also practitioners from the 1960s. Among those in the exhibition are Beta Tank, Rebecca Horn and Industrial Facility.

Rakotoniaina, coming at you
Sitraka Rakotoniaina and Andrew Friend, Impactor and Neck Clamp (from the series Shocking) Courtesy the designers.

The exhibition is being held in conjuntion with the book See Yourself Sensing, by Madeline Schwartzman, which is published by Black Dog this month.

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, is at Work, London WC1X, from 24 June-24 September.

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