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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.