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2021 | Exhibition What Do I Hear? Amsterdam | 22-28 Nov

From the 22nd to the 28th of November, Caradt researcher Eva Fotiadi (PhD), together with The OtherAbilities collective, exhibits prototypes from ‘What Do I Hear?’, an artistic research project, at Bradwolff projects in Amsterdam. ‘What Do I Hear?’ is a pilot research project which aims to develop ‘tools’ for the translation of artworks between the senses. These tools should be integrated with the architecture of spaces in which works of art are presented – from the white to the black cube, through concert spaces and beyond. Current prototypes ‘translate’ audible sound into tactile experiences, enabling d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members to enjoy sound via tactile sensations.

The exhibition at Bradwolff projects is a presentation of the work-in-progress and will facilitate user tests of the current prototypes.

Eva’s curatorial research into inclusive exhibitions is supported by Caradt. She is exploring possibilities for making exhibitions accessible to sensory diverse audiences, using tools for sensory translation developed with the ‘What Do I Hear?’ team.

‘What Do I Hear?’ is a collaboration between The OtherAbilities (Amsterdam) and Vibra Fusion Lab (London, Ontario, Canada). It is supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Stimulerings Fonds Creatieve Industrie, and Ontario Research Council.

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‘Could experimental sensory translation of art works improve their accessibility for sensory diverse exhibition audiences?’

Eva Fotiadi is a researcher within the Situated Art and Design research group and a theory tutor at the St Joost School of Art and Design, where she is also a member of the Diversity Dialogues platform

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Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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