‘The reduction of the sensorium into five senses was first determined by Aristotle. But Galen said there was six, Erasmus Darwin though there were 12, and Von Fey reduced them to eight…. Recent authorities calculate that there are 17 senses.’ Anthony Synnott, 1993A research space exploring touch, tactility and surface; the exhibition presents the work of artists and designers, who have a cultivated a ‘sensitivity to material’ in their work. Accumulatively, they acknowledge the subjectivity of touch and construct it in new ways; hinging our understanding on a nostalgia for past sensations and consistent yearning to experience new ones. Featuring work by James Cocks, Ella Mai Downes, Gweni Llwyd and Beth Elen Roberts, each artist or designer explores elements of touch, tactility and surface, to address our digital, gendered, cultural and historical construction of the senses. The exhibition will include open discussions and dialogues between inter-disciplinary researchers.
Group research space for exploring Touch, Tactility and Surface. James Cocks, Ella Mai Downes, Gweni Llwyd, Beth Elen Roberts (additional speakers and participants tbc). Sun 15 - Sun 22 Oct. Sun, 10am to 4pm. Mon - Wed, 8:30am - 6pm. Thurs -Fri, 8.30am - 9pm. Sat, 8:30am - 5pm. Deli Rouge, 73 Pen-Y-Wain Rd, CF24 4GG Disability Access: No Family Friendly: Yes