Touching Spaces/G&D2Copyright: Dominik Mohs
Drawing as kinesthetic memory protocol
How are our perceptions changed by our movement in space, how are we moved through spaces? Attention to space is determined by influences on all our senses from the environment, but also by our inner attitude and by our own physical and mental actions and reactions. We want to explore the complexity of this interaction by drawing in the meticulous self-documentation of our own 'state of mind' (Böhme) as a mutual mood of space and subject. Spatial experience is then not only translated as the result of visual (photographic) perception, but also recorded quasi 'seismographically' as a spatio-temporal interaction of body and senses in movement. In this way, we can also change perceptions, even: (de-)construct them, for example by creating filters, distorting scales, introducing disturbances, increasing transparency or recording synaesthetic superimpositions of different perceptual perspectives on space.
The investigation begins with city walks recorded in drawings. Different forms of the drawing protocol are tested according to experimental instructions (workshop). By combining and superimposing different notation techniques, information from memory will be condensed and analysed. Drawings are understood here as kinaesthetic memory protocols in which perception, experience, imagination and knowledge overlap. They can help us to gain new ideas, interpretations and expressive schemata for the investigated spaces.