The new Tate Sensorium project will allow visitors to London’s Tate Britain gallery to engage with its works in a “multi sensory” way, with sound, taste and touch used to highlight different aspects of each painting. The piece is the winner of the Tate’s annual IK Prize, which looks for proposals on how technology can be used to enable people to discover and enjoy art in innovative ways.
Created by London-based studio Flying Object, Tate Sensorium looks to “explore the way the senses interrelate to influence our overall gallery experience” according to the Tate, and will feature four paintings: Francis Bacon, Figure in a Landscape, 1945; David Bomberg, In the Hold c.1913-1914; Richard Hamilton, Interior II 1964 and John Latham, Full Stop 1961. These will be displayed with components such as 3D sound technology, a perfume release system and touchless haptics, to give the sensation of tactility in the works.
Tate Sensorium will be on display at Tate Britain from 26 August – 20 September 2015.
- Roberta Sant’Anna takes her camera inside a weird and wonderful Brazilian water park
- “Work hard and be nice to people”: what we learned at Nicer Tuesdays March
- “Dance exists when we run out of things to say”: choreographer Holly Blakey on her life and practice
- From admirer to employee: The New York Times Magazine designer Ben Grandgenett
- Amina Bouajila’s illustrations flit between reality and limbo in colourful hues
- Rufus Newell uses curves and scribbles to depict Greek gods and heroes
- Petition launched against winner of Foam Paul Huf photography award for “stereotyping and sexism”
- Exclusive: rediscover graphics from Fiorucci’s archival 1984 Panini collaboration
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Me & EU project will send creative postcards across Europe on trigger date of Article 50
- Phaidon book gathers together 500 of the most iconic graphic designs of all time
- Atelier Brenda: the alter ego of three female designers you need to get to know