The light studio had large windows along one side that brought in the daylight. The studio exposed 9 different projects presenting the physical artifacts and theoretical models on 9 separate tables. Video monitors were mounted on most of the tables showing short videos that captured a major activity and energy in the project. All of the projects where about haptic experiences that priorities materials and a making/ formgiving process from the activities in the projects and folder on each table showed the haptic attributes of the hand, nose/ mouth and or body, as well as the relevance, contributions and dissemination channels of the project.
During the guided tours this studio gave the visitors a chance to meet with members of the HAPTICA project and learn about the intentions of each project displayed on the tables. The feedback we received from the visitors was valuable for the documentation phase after the exhibition was taken down. These conversations in the studios have helped gain insight into our findings as well as unfold a broad discussion about the project as well as the documentation method of creating an exhibition that gives structure for this exposition. )
The dark studio was draped in black theater currents with very low ambient light to reduce visual stimulation and heighten haptic experiences. In this dark space were three spatial stages:
2. NOSE /MOUTH
The first event was done collectively, then the group was divided into 3 groups with 3 participants in each group and was guided to take part in performative acts at each of the 3 stages.
Upon entering the dark studio everyone was guided to a circle of chairs and asked to sit down and close their eyes. Once settled, a voice guided the participants to explore the haptic attributes of the body starting with substance and weight progressing to airflow and breathing and ending in proportion. After this collective experience, the group was divided into 3 groups and each group was asked to follow a leader to one of the three stages.
On each stage three participants were guided through a fundamental experience of haptic attributes of the: sculpting hand, sensitized nose/mouth and meditative balanced body. The black studio was These haptic attributes exemplified our major finding and theoretical structure. The spatial dimensions of the studio were ambiguous and we gave minimal verbal input so as to enhance the need to rely on haptic perception and communicating knowledge through embodied action.
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