Exploring the Senses
Extra Sensory Perception
We all know the words “seeing is believing” but the rest of the sentence goes “…but feeling is the truth”.
The Sensation event took place across a city centre and explored how our senses gather information about the outside world.
Sensation is fundamental to our experience of reality. You can see, hear, taste, smell and touch things and you can also detect pain, pressure, temperature, and the position and movement of your body. All these sensations are changed into electrical signals and carried to your brain which then puts all the information together to produce the whole picture. Shaped by many things, the senses mediate between mind and body, idea and object, self and environment.
“You are one of the most creative talents with whom I’ve been lucky enough to work. Your unique ability to grow ideas into deliverable events is somethings that few people possess.”Bernard Mella, Head of Culture
Sensation was a week of over fifty creative activities together with a Sensory Trail. There were also three evenings of stimulating and amusing talks – The Sensory Sessions – at the local university, and all for free.
We also added many more sensory experiences to the mix, from arts and crafts and sideshows, to pop-up stalls and installations – plus familiar sensory city scenes including the tasty and smelly markets and bright and noisy shops; some with special Sensation promotions to support local retailers.
“Liam’ has the most infectious enthusiasm, the best ideas and makes the impossible possible”Elaine Tribley, Artist
Those involved in presenting talks, sensory trail and activities at the event included Martin Astell, Peter Clegg, Terri Sawkins, Damien Robinson, Stuart Bowditch, Amanda Westbury, Thomas Freer, Janie Townshend, Lisa Temple Cox, Natasha Carsberg, Jane Turner, Richard Hoadley, Ruth Elizabeth Ball, Amy Mountney, Stuff and Things, Jacqueline Davies, Elaine Tribley, Caroline Hobkinson and many others.