TA{s}TE [Ticketed Event]

TA{s}TE [Ticketed Event]
27 April 2017, 10.00am - 28 April 2017, 6.00pm
Switch Gallery. 5th Floor, TATE Modern.

Could appreciating art have more in common with savoring a cup of coffee than you thought?

Come and experience by yourself the unexpected strategies your brain uses to make and share matters of taste, from the most sensory ones to the art-world. In a series of unique interactive demonstrations and hands-on experiments, specially designed for this programme, discover how you identify elusive or novel objects and select the ones you prefer; understand how you are influenced by others’ preferences and how you communicate your own. Come and discuss with researchers who will unveil what is going on in their laboratories, and by sharing your experience, contribute to advancing their ideas, and to developing new ways to make art and taste more engaging for everyone.


Exhibits include:

Sensible communication - Laura Schmitz (CEU) and Cordula Vesper (CEU)

Kandinsky and other artists thought that they could communicate taste, smells or sounds using the language of shapes and colours. Did they succeed and would you succeed if you had to do the same

In Touch With Your Senses – Prof Vincent Hayward (UPMC and UoL)

Senses excel in different domains. In this experiment you will discover that vision excels in a task where touch is quite ineffective and that in another task touch excels but vision can easily be fooled.

Natural or artificial? Can you tell? - Lasana Harris (UCL) and Lisa-Marie Harris

Lots of money is spent to produce artificial hair and flavours? Do these knock-offs fool anyone, and if so, how can you tell real and fake apart?

I haven't a clue! How hints work? Uri Hertz (UoL) Chris Frith (UoL)

Sensory experience, what we see, hear and smell and taste, are not the sole determinants of our perceptual experience. In this project we will explore how hints and labels work, and can they act as perceptual 'short cuts', allowing faster, and more vivid detection.

How do we sound together? Thomas Wolf (CEU) Gunther Knoblich (CEU) and Natalie Sebanz (CEU)

How does what you like influence what you create in a joint improvisation? Find out by exploring a walk-in musical instrument for two.