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Author
Madeline Schwartzman

Paperback
192 pages
300 b/w and colour ills
28.0 x 23.0 cm
11.0 x 9.0 in
ISBN13: 978 1 907317 29 3
See Yourself Sensing

To coincide with the release of a new title by Madeline Schwartzman, Black Dog Publishing's affiliate gallery WORK will host a group exhibition, featuring 13 artists from the publication, including Ann Hamilton, Rebecca Horn and STELARC. A programme of events will also run as part of the show, up until September 24. For more information visit www.workgallery.co.uk

To read more about the exhibition at the New Scientist, click here 





See Yourself Sensing
Redefining Human Perception

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception is the first book to survey the fascinating relationship between design, the body, science and the senses. Over the last 50 years, artists, architects and designers have been experimenting with the boundaries of our senses, altering the way we experience the world.


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Did you know it has been revealed that we can hear our skin, can see through our tongue, and can plug our nervous system directly into a computer? With prosthetics, robotics, cybernetics, virtual reality, transplants, and neuroscience altering the way we perceive and experience space, the body has re-emerged as an important architectural site. See Yourself Sensing reports the experiments of artists and designers on the intimate scale of the body, and explores the influence of such experimentation on architecture, installation and new media.

Exploring this concept through the last 50 years of contemporary art and design, See Yourself Sensing examines the work of key practitioners in this field, from Rebecca Horn’s object based installations and Stelarc’s robotic body extensions, to Carsten Höllers’ physically interactive sculptures. The works and artists illustrated throw into consideration how we see and sense the world around us through artistic interpretation. The book includes projects such as solar-powered contact lenses that augment reality, LED eyelashes and an implanted tooth receiver that transmits the Internet directly into the wearer’s inner ear, all created with the purpose of transforming and provoking the wearer’s sensory experience.

Madeline Schwartzman brings together this unique collection of images that reflect the sensory design in architecture, art and installation, chartering the breadth of this sensory theme through the work of many renowned artists. Analysing the importance and influence of body-scaled sensory experiments, Schwartzman reveals the fascinating relationship between senses, body, art and perception.