With the dawn of the 21st century, information technology developments are influencing the relationships between bodies, environments, and interior worlds in previously unknown ways. The project »Beyond the Senses« explores their consequences for the imagination of urban scenarios, and how they shape the perception of space and time.

The new relationships and effects are examined exemplarily through the experience of Venice. The spaces of Venice are constituted in the bodily experience of fluidity. They are spaces in which world and imagination, reality and fiction overlap in a complex way. The project takes up this observation and explores it in designs of media environments, which were exhibited at the GAA Foundation’s Palazzo Mora in Venice in 2018 on the occasion of the Architecture Biennale. On view were an interactive installation and audiovisual works that reflect the experience of the urban environment in a sensory network of body, structure, light, water, and sound.

Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler

Juliane Ahn, Victor Carlier, Oliver Köneke and Conrad Weise

Michael Barion, Victor Carlier, Marc Eisenmann, Corinna Duschl, Johannes Growe, Noelle Kalo, Dmitrii Kuznetsov, Andreas Mass, Maja Metzner, Shirley Meyer, Jennifer Pilawa, Luna Smolka, Chan Sperle, Hendrik Vohs, Tim Walta, Conrad Weise, Tamara Zgraggen

Project Partners
GAA – Global Art Affairs Foundation; European Cultural Centre, Venice and the Research Cluster »Echtzeitstadt | Real-Time City« at TH Köln 

Funded by
GAA – Global Art Affairs Foundation; European Cultural Centre, Venice and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine–Westphalia

17.04. – 23.11.2018 (16th International Architecture Exhibition Venice)

Image: Exhibition view »Beyond the Senses« by Dmitrii Kuznetsov