Per Capita

The experience of artworks through multi-sensoriality

22 May 2015, 17:00 - 19:00

If one considers the anthropology of the senses, of cognitive science or philosophy of the senses, then an interesting approach can be taken to the experience of artworks, concerned with the way that we receive the work through the body.

Beyond the five common senses conceived by Aristotle and analysed one by one, the body feels the outside world through numerous other means, such as the vestibular sense, proprioception, kinesthesia, and through synaesthetic effects. How can works of visual art and digital art appeal to the senses to encourage a powerful aesthetic experience? As a viewer, how do we perceive interactive or participatory works, or even those whose installed environment lead us to move, to make gestures or to dislodge ourselves?


Moderator: Aurélie Besson

Panelists: Louise Boisclair, Simon Laroche, Isabelle Choinière

Photo credit: Orchestrer la perte / Perpetual Demotion by Simon Laroche & David Szanto

Photo taken by Gridspace

22 May 2015, 17:00 - 19:00