8 - April 13, 2014
for Five: Revisiting the Senses
Chassis Gertrude Gaytan, Curator
relate to our world by way of our senses.
Acting as physiological channels which process information,
the senses identify our environment and our position within
Each of the five traditionally recognized senses--taste, hearing,
smell, touch and sight--has an independent function.
yet, these faculties integrate and communicate as they perceive
The objective of Five for Five is to examine the interconnectivity
between the senses.
if, for example, a particular sense was waning, lost or in
a retrograde flow? If
someone loses the ability to hear, would she not further develop
movement detection? Why
is it when one bites into a spicy habanero pepper, his eyes
begin to tear? A
perception is recognized; data is provided. But how?
if she tastes yellow, he sees pain and I ear warm?
five artists have been invited to address an individual sense
and explore possibilities of the multi-sensory system and
their cross-modal effects:
us as the potentially wild world of synesthesia engulfs the
tiny encyclopedic space of the Epitome Institute.