The Primary Experience of Sentience: Exhibitions of Art and Media as a Parkour for Participative Visitors. Field Report and Critical Reflection

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  • The Primary Experience of Sentience: Exhibitions of Art and Media as a Parkour for Participative Visitors. Field Report and Critical Reflection

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  • Works of art influence our perception in different ways. In exhibitions we pass the often successively lined up works of art and let ourselves be “touched” by them in different ways. But works of art are only one part of an exhibition. An exhibition is a framework, a grammar and in view of the changed visitor behaviour, the following questions arise: how can sentience be transferred to the strategies of exhibiting and what possibilities do media, especially interactive media, offer to stimulate and enrich our sensibility? How can a sequence of works of art be brought into a constellation in such a way that the exhibition creates a flow that supports sentience in various ways and leads to an added value?

    Using the example of the various strategies used for the exhibitions The Age of Experience (Hong Kong 2015, Vienna 2016), ISEA2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>Evolution and Future Memories. Utopia Dystopia Nature (Hong Kong 2020), the exhibition’s various artworks, locations and narratives, the design and media of mediation can be mixed with the curator’s goals to create a rich spectrum of experiences for participative visitors. To discuss the curatorial strategies in individual discussions, this field report will be submitted as a poster.

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