LESSONS IN PERCEPTION
By Laragh Conroy and Sofia Coelho
An immersive sensorial experience combining the textures, materials and aesthetics in the work of Hussein Chalayan, alongside the themes and narratives found in the writing of Aldous Huxley.
THERE ARE THINGS KNOWN, AND THERE ARE THINGS UNKNOWN, AND IN BETWEEN ARE THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION.
The man who comes back through the door will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.
Touch, smell, feel, hear, see. Engage yourself: Let Huxley narrate your experience and immerse yourself in the conceptualisation of Chalayan. Challenge, play, experience, and learn.
Upon entering the space, your perception of the installation will transform with each stage as you are immersed in a senses retrospective. You place the goggles on and allow the journey to commence. The physical space engaging your touch and smell, the virtual engaging your sight and sound. Let the notions of technology, migration and transformation overwhelm you, and let us take you on a lesson in perception.