From 26 August to 20 September at Tate Britain, art is no longer just for the eyes; viewers are invited to experience sounds, smells, tastes, and physical forms inspired by selected artworks, and will also be given the opportunity to record and review their physiological responses through sophisticated measurement devices – all for free!
The Tate Sensorium is the brainchild of creative agency Flying Object, winners of this year’s prestigious IK Prize, awarded annually for an idea that uses innovative technology to enable the public to discover, explore and enjoy British art from the Tate collection in new ways.
The exhibition is set to feature four twentieth century British paintings from Tate’s collection of art. Flying Object and their team of collaborators have selected works by Richard Hamilton, John Latham, Francis Bacon and David Bomberg that play with abstraction in different ways, all of which can be appreciated sensually in terms of their subject matter, use of shape, form, colour, style and one’s own imagination.
With some of Flying Object’s collaborators including audio specialist Nick Ryan, master chocolatier Paul A Young, scent expert Odette Toilette, interactive theatre maker Annette Mees, and lighting designer Cis O’Boyle, the Tate Sensorium promises to be a uniquely immersive experience – definitely not one to be missed!
26 August – 20 September 2015
Tate Britain, gallery 34
All images © www.tate.org.uk/sensorium