The Origin of Senses and Animals in Architecture.
An Exhibition by Matthias Holtmann, Sabine Scho and Andreas Töpfer
25th June - 17th September 2017
kunst:raum, Sylt Foundation
Hafenstraße 1, Sylt/Rantum (Germany)
vernissage on sunday 25th June, 11 a.m, the artists will be present
"No species on Earth can survive independently."
The poetic intervention The Origin of Senses by Sabine Scho and Andreas Töpfer took this notion by Charles Darwin as the starting point for investigating what it is like for different organisms to perceive themselves and the world around them through their senses.
There is no point in relying on common sense when exploring sensory perception in other species. The gateways for stimuli are as varied and yet often as similar as the species themselves. The way receptors are distributed and formed for light, temperature, balance, taste, smell, electrical voltage, as well as individual sensations such as position and movement in space, pain, and organ activity may differ from species to species, but ever more scientific studies are deducing the presence of such receptors in almost every living creature. The poems by Sabine Scho and the drawings by Andreas Töpfer enter into a dialogue with various animal perceptions.
For Sylt Foundation they adjust and expand their intervention originally composed for the Museum of Natural History (Museum für Naturkunde) Berlin.