STRP SCENE #1 – Society of the Senses

On Friday April 1st, 2016, we start preparations for the STRP Biennial in 2017. First stop is ‘STRP SCENE #1: Society of the Senses’, where the combination of our senses, sensors and technology will decompose in a creative way with the help of artists like Susanna Camara Lleret, Jonathan Reus, Marije Vogelzang, Christoph de Boeck, Polymorf, Liat Waysbort & Salvador Breed and Kris Verdonck. Through lectures and workshops, and movies, music and installations we dive, together with the artists and the audience into the world of senses and sensors. Expected outcome? A lot of questions and exciting ideas for the STRP Biennial 2017. STRP SCENE #1 takes place at Designhuis in Eindhoven.

◘ Programme
– A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck – Presentation
– Marije Vogelzang – Presentation
– Mike Thompson (Thought Collider) – Presentation/workshop
– Jonathan Reus – Performance lecture
– Christoph de Boeck – Installation (Black Box)
– Polymorf – Presentation & Installation (Famous Deaths)
– Liat Waysbort & Salvador Breed – Performance (Trigger)
– Jeroen van Loon – Installation (
– Think with STRP – Interactive workshop

– Isolde Hallensleben – Moderator

13.00 – Doors open

13.30 – 13.45 – Introduction by Angelique Spaninks | Director STRP
13.45 – 14.15 – Lecture (following Frances Ashcroft’s book ‘The spark of Life’) by Kris Verdonck | Artist, theatre director

14.30 – 15.15 – Start workshop/group sessions part 1

#1. Mike Thompson (Thought Collider) | Artist, designer
#2. Jonathan Reus | Artist, researcher and educator
#3. Liat Waysbort | Choreographer

15.15 – 15.45 – Break

15.45 – 16.15 – Trigger performance (by Liat Waysbort & Salvador Breed) + introduction by Daisy Benz (Whynot Festival)

16.45 – 17.30 – Start workshop/group sessions part 2

#1. Salvador Breed | Sound designer
#2. Polymorf (Marcel van Brakel & Frederik Duerinck) | Immersive experiences and Media projects
#3. Think with STRP | interactive workshop led by Isolde Hallensleben

17.30 – Installations & Drinks

Installations by:
– Christoph De Boeck | Black Box
– Polymorf | Famous Deaths
– Jeroen van Loon |

18.00 – 19.00 – Break – Soup | Food | Drinks

19.15 – 20.00 – Lecture by Marije Vogelzang | Eating designer

20.00 – 21.30 – Screening programme

22.00 – 04.00 – Music Night at Arcade
Stratumseind 56, 5611 EV Eindhoven

– Peder Mannerfelt (SE) | Audiovisual performance (starts 22:30)
– Phillip Jondo (Salon des Amateurs, DE)
– Ron van de Kerkhof (, NL)

◘ About
Together with hearing and sight, smell, touch and taste give us the basic capacity to observe and understand the world around us. What does an increasingly technological world mean for our senses?

If we can measure and collect all our physical data, what do we do with this information? Does this numb our senses or will it trigger the capacity of understanding our reality differently? Beyond the five basic senses, what other senses do we have and how do they affect our perception of reality? How can technology enhance them? Will smell, touch and taste be rediscovered or will we remain a society fixed in hearing and sight? Can technology help us to better understand our own senses, or even manipulate them? How can artists explore this in new forms of artistic practice? Does it change the way we perceive our culture?

During STRP SCENE #1 we will reflect on these questions in preparation for the STRP Biennial 2017, which will zoom in on the theme of sensorial technology.

With artists such as Susanna Camara Lleret, Jonathan Reus, Marije Vogelzang, Christoph de Boeck, Polymorf, Liat Waysbort & Salvador Breed and Kris Verdonck we will dive into the Society of the Senses and the current sensor society. We invite you to think with us about the translation of this theme towards the programme of the Biennial 2017. Who/what would you like to see, hear and/or taste in 2017? What would you like to feel and how does the Klokgebouw need to smell? What technological tools would you like to experiment with? Which artists do you believe work hands-on with sensory perception in surprising new ways?

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