Atelier Hotel Pro Forma presents: Meating Ghost
Art installation by artist-in-residence Ayaka Okutsu
Imagine being a frog, would you see the world upside down? What does sense of hearing and seeing do to our perception? Have you ever been touched by a robot?
In Meating Ghost Japanese visual artist Ayaka Okutsu investigates the manipulation of different senses as a way of making the audience aware of their perception. Meating Ghost is the title work of Okutsu’s newly developed installation concept for Atelier Hotel Pro Forma’s 400sqm. white space. The work is a video installation with binaurally recorded sound, which gives a 360degree perception through hearing. It creates an uncanny sense of dimension and physicality, offering artificial impairment in hearing and seeing. Her goal is to reach out to the higher sense that exceeds the limit of everyday life but suggests the possibility of human being.
Audience can also engage themselves in an experimental food workshop and a number of experiments that stimulates their sense of hearing and seeing. All the research materials of the project will be presented, which include the highlight work of Blind Robot by Louis-Philippe Demers. The robot delicately explores the body, mostly the face, of the visitor in a manner that recalls what the blind humans are doing to recognize a person or an object. Blind Robot was a part of the cyberart festival Ars Electronica in 2013.
Meating Ghost is realised in collaboration with sound artist Stina Hasse, Robot Culture and Aesthetics (ROCA, University of Copenhagen), Center For Healthy Aging (CEHA, University of Copenhagen), and Medical Museion (Copenhagen).
Also go to Science in the Arts, a seminar organized by Hotel Pro Forma at Medical Museion, where Ayaka Okutsu will present her work. 09 April 2014, from 13.00 – 14.00, Medical Museion, Bredgade 62, 1260 Copenhagen K