1 Oct

Beyond the Senses - Design Column 8

11:45 am

Central theme of the exhibition Beyond the Senses is technology. We use technology to extend our influence at a distance by the use of cameras, Google Earth and drones. Technology allows us to increase sensory perception and to improve it. We also try to make technology part of our bodies as much as we can. The bionic man and the cyborg are no longer futuristic concepts but present reality. In the exhibition 11 designers investigate the phenomenon of technology, which tends to infiltrate our lives more and more.

Ruben Pater shows an online Drone Survival Guide, Janne Kyttanen gives us a foretaste of the future in which luggage does not exist anymore, because everything we need will be put on a chip and sent like a digital document to our destination and then is reproduced there.

Floris Kaayk is now working on a new internet story about the modular body and asks what if we divide the organs in our body into modules, which can be plugged and unplugged. The pieces of glass furniture that Grcic designed can move with unprecedented precision, and Tokujin Yoshioka plays with our human perception. Next to that, there is work by MyShelter Foundation, Ekso Bionics, Borre Akkersdijk, Atelier Ted Noten and Chris Kabel.

The exhibition is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).