Making Sense Lab

This is an experimental space where students from University of Creative Communication, Prague, have a chance to work collaboratively, across disciplines, working towards a shared goal. The aim is to provide an opportunity to push boundaries of creativity through allowing open experimentation and cross-fertilisation. We invite guests: from musicians to practitioners in areas of arts, design and science, in order to inspire, provoke and stir up creative energies.

We meet on Mondays, between 18.30 – 20.00

Our values are focused on:

  • Experimentation
  • Creative process
  • Imagination
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Flexibility a transferability of skills
  • Technology versus embodiment
  • Paying attention to all the senses

The programme is curated by Dr. Tereza Stehlikova, head of Visual Arts Department at VŠKK.

LAUNCHING MAKING SENSE LAB: SYNAESTHESIA

We are launching our experimental space, run at the University of Creative Communication in Prague. The first session will take place on Monday 6th December, 2021, at 18.30 in room 303.

Registration

Capacity: 20

SPECIAL GUESTS: Musicians Irena and Vojta Havel

Irena and Vojtech Havel are world-renowned composers and multi-instrumentalists, known mainly as players on the ancient stringed instrument Viola De Gamba. They compose music for films, theatre and dance performances. Havels were featured in more than 30 countries and collaborated on many international multimedia projects.

SYNAESTHESIA :
Synaesthesia, the neurological condition that causes a blending of the senses – colours can be connected to letters and numbers, smells and tastes to music or touch to vision – has long been linked to creativity: famous synaesthetes include Sibelius and more recently Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga. (The Guardian, 2014)

In this session we will explore aspects of synaesthesia. The evening will involve watching early abstract film work, as well as listening and responding to live music (its rhythm and texture), visually, through drawing.

(Photo: Havel’s playing in Antony Gormley’s Studio, London)

 

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