Online: Exp. — Questions of Perception in Art and Science

Experiment, Experience, Exploration

This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of different fields to gain knowledge on perception through experiences in experiments on perception and demonstrations of different perceptual phenomena. The experiments on perception will be performed and discussed in relation to contemporary artworks in order to understand the intertwined history of art and psychology.

Experiment, Experience, Exploration

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be facilitated online with a mixture of daily live-sessions and guided tasks to be completed.


This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of different fields to gain knowledge on perception through experiences in experiments on perception and demonstrations of different perceptual phenomena. The experiments on perception will be performed and discussed in relation to contemporary artworks in order to understand the intertwined history of art and psychology.

In addition to the experiments, concepts stemming from different disciplines that initiated a change in the understanding of perception in art and in its respective fields, such as philosophy, phenomenology, neuroscience, and psychology, will be discussed. The reading materials include texts by James J. Gibson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Francisco Varela, among others, plus recent papers from scientific journals.

Participants will be encouraged to develop and present new or existing projects that are related to the topics of the class.

SCHEDULE
13.08. – The Artists' Use of Human Beings (Guest: Charles Niveleau)
14.08. – The Experiments - Day 1
15.08. – The Experiments - Day 2
16.08. – Presentation & Discussion


Language: English
 

Yutaka Makino was born in Tochigi, Japan in 1976. He studied Earth science, computer music and visual arts in Japan, the Netherlands and the USA. Since 2010, he lives and works in Berlin. On the basis of research into areas such as phenomenology, experimental psychology, psychoacoustics, neuroscience and systems theory, Makino probes the processes of perception in experimental setups. His performances and installations provide acoustically and visually conditioned environments that make processes of perception tangible to the perceivers and provoke reflection on the acts of perception.

Makino has exhibited and performend in international art institutions and music festivals such as Akademie der Künste Berlin, daadgalerie, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MärzMusik, CTM Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sonic Acts, Sonar, Cafe OTO, Japan Society, among others. He has received prizes, fellowships and residencies for his work including those granted by Prix Ton Bruynèl, the DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program, Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin Senate Chancellery, Ernst Schering Foundation, Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience, Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs, Pola Art Foundation among others.

yutakamakino.com

 



Run period:
01.10.2020 – 04.10.2020
Application Deadline:
14.09.2020

Course fee:
EUR 430

Min. number of participants:
8
Max. number of participants:
10

Registration deadline has passed. Limited places still available.