AHRC Large Grant ‘Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception’ is collaborating with artists Rosalyn Driscoll, Tereza Stehlikova and Anais Tondeur to organise a participatory Art event- Moving Water that will take place at the October Gallery, London from 19th to 21st June.

As part of the Moving Water event, members of the audience are invited to take part in an embodied sensory experience of our biological, psychological, cultural understanding of water.

Audience members will handle sculptural vessels, containing water,  made from sensuous materials such as glass, rawhide, metal and clay in an experience intended to reveal how the human body itself is a vessel for water. The project is supported by Encounter Fine Arts.

In addition to the Moving Water collaboration, ‘Rethinking the Senses’ is collaborating with artists Rosalyn Driscoll, Tereza Stehlikova and Anais Tondeur, part of the group Sensory Sites, on other projects. This aim of this partnership is to further understand how all of the senses work together and shape conscious experiences of the outside world and our own bodies.

Collaboration will allow Sensory Sites to build on AHRC funded research to enhance the sensory effects used in their exhibitions while the Rethinking the Senses team will use the exhibition environment as an opportunity for sensory research and experiment.

The Sensory Sites team commented ‘We are appealing to all the senses by using light, sound, music, space, the room, and above all, the tactile experience of the vessels and the water inside them. The vessels speak the languages of water, mediating between the water within them and the water in our bodies, giving us an intimate, felt sense of water’s qualities, use, ubiquity and loss.’

Moving Water will be performed to the public from 7pm at the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AL on 20th and 21st June. Please RSVP via tickets@encounterfineart.com to register for a FREE tickets for the event.