The Learning Body
30 Mar 2023 – 7 Jan 2024
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Our bodies absorb and exude, are part of our “expression”, be it through physical manifestation, creative dance, exercise, or work. Which capacities to store knowledge does the human body have? What does it remember? Which cognitive processes are first stimulated by movement in space?
The physical body as a kind of learning tool straddling play, sport, and performance “on demand” forms the focal point of this experimental research and cooperation project. In collaboration with the Curatorial Workshop’s cultural outreach programme, Corina Forthuber and students from the Gestaltung: Technik.Textil course of study at the Mozarteum University Salzburg address the ideational history of the “learning body” and carry out experiments to explore the ability to remember, physical action, and the physical sensor system. Through the modification of bodies, they examine and shift automated behaviours and transform tried-and-tested relationships between the body and space.