London – The Tate gallery’s latest exhibition uses touch, taste and sound to go beyond the paint.
Sensorium, the brainchild of creative agency Flying Object, brings together audio specialists, scent experts, a chocolatier and an interactive theatre maker in four immersive displays featuring paintings from the Tate collection.
The exhibition invites visitors to experience the artworks through touchless haptics, bespoke scents and craft chocolate to elicit new reactions and inter-sensory associations with the work.
Throughout the show, visitors will be asked to wear Empatica’s E4 medical-grade electrodermal sensors, revealing each person’s instinctive reaction to every experience. At the end of the exhibition, this information will be fed back to each visitor, along with a recommendation of which exhibitions they might also enjoy, breathing new life into existing collections.
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