mischer’traxler (AT) + Design Museum Gent (BE)

Colourful Kinaesthesia

August 11th – August 17th 2019

The Workshop

Kinaesthesia (noun, awareness of the position and movement of the parts of the body by means of sensory organs in the muscles and joints | from Greek kinein ‘to move’ + aisthēsis ‘sensation’.)

This is a workshop about human movement and colour, with the goal to exhibit the result(s) in the exhibition "colour and the senses" at the Designmuseum in Gent, Belgium, in spring 2020.

Questions such as “how can colour make people move”, “how can colour move”, “how can unconscious movement of people have an impact on a colour” will be the starting point for our experiments and discussions.

Small individual and collective tasks will introduce us slowly into the topic, let us explore and test various ideas and directions and then decide, as a group, on a final project for the exhibition.

The outcome should be a sensual experience which itself will be shown in the museum or is documented in a way that animates the exhibition.