The OtherAbilities

THE BODY IMITATES THE LANDSCAPE
artist Adi Hollander / composer Claudio F. Baroni / ensemble Maze

TACTILE HEADSET
Installation by Alessandro Perini

MULTISENSORIAL VOICE
Installation and talk: Rebecca Kleinberger

WENDY JACOB
Works by Wendy Jacob

The OtherAbilities

An Artistic Proposition that challenges our perception of ’dis’-ability

 

The OtherAbilities is an Amsterdam based artists’ initiative which pursues research within the art and science fields on the implications, potential and attainability of translation between senses. The initiative serves as an interconnected hub for theoretical, academic, experimental and practical projects that facilitate the creation of multisensory art and further the communication of art to a broader public.

 

SENSORY TRANSLATION IN ART

What does it mean to translate an artwork to another sense? What is the difference between a description or explanation of an artwork and actually sensing the artwork through another sense with the help of technology? Is it possible to create an alternative way of experiencing artworks by transferring this experience between different senses, inspired by the transfer of linguistic and cultural meanings between different languages in the practice of translation?
Sensory Translation in Art is a research project and a transnational collaboration between artists, music composers, engineers and an art theorist that explore questions of accessibility and inclusivity through sensory translation in the exhibition of art.

The first phase of the research project titled, What Do I Hear? focuses on prototyping technologies for sensory translation. The goal is to embed these technologies in the architecture of a gallery space in order to enable the mapping of sound- and movement-based artworks to vibration.

Website

The OtherAbilities

 

Collaborators

 

Netherlands:

Adi Hollander
Eva Fotiadi
Andreas Tegnander
Mark IJzerman
Alina Ozerova
Ildikó Horvath
Claudio F Baroni
Maria Kandyla
Michele Abolaffio

 

Canada:

VibraFusionLabCollective
David Bobier
Jim Ruxton
Jenelle Rouse
Christine ‘Coco’ Roschaert

 

USA:

Rebecca Kleinberger
Akito van Troyer

 

Israel:

Mor Efrati
Yonatan Cohen

 

My Role

Talks – Exhibits – Collaborations – Conceptual Investigations – Writing

 

Dates

2019 – 2024