Exp. – Questions of Perception in Art and Science

Yutaka Makino
Exp. – Questions of Perception in Art and Science

Intensive Seminar/Workshop, English, 2 SWS, 2 ECTS
Thursday-Sunday, 10-17 h, 20.-23.6.2019
HybridLab, Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin
Location plan: http://www.hybrid-plattform.org/ueber-uns/hybrid-lab/

In this seminar, participants will get basic knowledge of auditory and visual perception through demonstrations and reenactments of scientific experiments and perceptual phenomena. Furthermore, related artistic, architectural, scientific and philosophic texts and works will be explored in readings, presentations and discussions. Besides the introduction to principles of visual and auditory perception, we'll discuss ideas from different disciplines that initiated a change in the understanding of perception. These disciplines include philosophy, phenomenology, neuroscience, and psychology. Works by various artists working across sensory modalities will be introduced and discussed in the class.

This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Berlin Summer University of the Arts. Thus, the workshop-group is a mixture of regular students and international participants.

Literature: The reading list includes texts by James J. Gibson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Francisco Varela, David Marr, among others, plus recent papers from scientific journals.

Requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credit: Participants will be encouraged to develop and present projects, new or existing, which are related to the topics of the class.

Ausrichtung der Veranstaltung: interkulturell, vorwärtsgewandt
Kompetenz/Aktivität der Teilnehmenden: wahrnehmen, transformieren

Yutaka Makino was born in Tochigi, Japan in 1976. He studied Earth Science, Computer Music and Visual Arts in Japan, Europe and the USA. Today he lives and works in Berlin. On the basis of research into areas such as phenomenology, experimental psychology, psycho/acoustics, social sciences and system theory, Makino probes the processes of perception in performances and installation works. His works provide visually and acoustically conditioned environments that make different modes of perception tangible to the perceivers and provoke reflection on the acts of perception. More information on www.yutakamakino.com.