No. 20—2024

Hybrid Workshop: What is Proprioceptive Art?

Speakers: Jiri Benovsky (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland), Ksenia Fedorova (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Corinna Kühnapfel (University of Vienna, Austria), Hanne Loreck (Hamburg University, Germany), Barbara Montero (City University New York, USA), Markus Schrenk (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany), Ludger Schwarte (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany), Charles Spence (University of Oxford, UK), Svetlana Chernyshova (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany), Juliane Zetzsche (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

Info: What is Proprioceptive Art? – Many works of art are predominantly visual or auditory in nature (visual arts such as drawing, painting, photography or performing arts like music). Only some art works (happenings, fluxus, performance) might also crucially involve the audience’s own physicality and thereby intentionally provoke the recipients’ perception of their own body, i.e. their proprioceptions.? In the context of the workshop, we want to debate a radical question: Could there be works of art that are either primarily or predominantly proprioceptive in nature: i.e., that have the perception of one’s own bodily movement, position in space, balance, muscle tension, pain, temperature, energy and stress levels, etc., at their core: Is proprioceptive art possible? Location: O.A.S.E. (Building 16.61), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) & via Zoom / free registration here