The Lab Project is an experimental, month-long exhibition and events programme exploring the interactions between art and science. Over the course of three phases involving collaboration with scientists and members of the public, artists will engage in research and experiment with their practice through the medium of workshops and knowledge exchange.

Focus of scientific inquiry:

- Sensory perception
- Multisensory integration
- Synaesthetic associations


- Step #1: The Symposium [25 & 26 July 2015]
- Step #2: The Experiments [27 July - 13 August 2015]
- Step #3: The Final Exhibition [14 - 21 August 2015]

Step #1: The Symposium

A playful take on the format of an academic conference, this two-day event will gather scientists, curators, creative practitioners and members of the public to discuss the possible entanglements between art and science through the subject of multisensory interactions. Aimed at a non-specialist audience, these talks and activities will allow researchers, academics and practitioners to introduce their work to a wider public and to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogues.

The first day will focus around new media and technologies and their role in shaping how we perceive the world around us. The second day will explore the possibilities offered by sensory learning in the gallery space. The talks will be accompanied by a series of all-ages, family friendly workshops in the afternoon.

Symposium Day 1

Saturday 25 July 2015
10am - 6pm | Kingsgate Workshops

- 10.00 - 11.00: Morning Registration and Coffee

- 11:00-12:15: Introductory Session - Multisensory Perception and Synaesthesia
Speakers: Dr Michael Banissy & Chang Hee Lee

- 12:15-12:30: Break

- 12:30-14:00: Discussion Panel 1 - The Science and Culture of Sensing Sound
Speakers: Christina Kazakou, Dr Eleni Ikoniadou, Dr Maria Chait, Dr Ana Tajadura-Jimenez

- 14:00-15:00: Lunch Break

- 15:00-16:30: Discussion Panel 2 - Body, Vision and New Technology
Speakers: Madi Boyd, Rachel Bedder, Giles Askham, Professor Kate Jeffery

- 16:30-17:00: Being Slime Mould: modelling sensory environment responses [an illustrated experiment]
Speaker: Heather Barnett

- 17:00-18:30: Opening Drinks for The Lab Project

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Symposium Day 2

Sunday 26 July 2015
2 - 5pm | Kingsgate Workshops

- 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00: Movement Workshops led by Katie Grube and Nicola London.

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This two-day programme of events have been curated and organised by Dr. Aleksandra Berditchevskaia and Charlotte Juhen in collaboration with Isabelle Morgan.

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