‘…if a revolt is to come, it will have to come from the five senses’.
Sensory Sites is an international collective of artists centered in the UK committed to creating multisensory, site-specific installations that heighten people’s sensory responses by appealing to all the senses, especially touch and proprioception. Our purpose is to explore, create and promote experiences that enhance and reveal the role of the body and the senses in the encounter with art and with places.
Our installations draw upon the sensory, somatic and spatial capacities of our visitors. They build upon and augment the unique spatial, material, atmospheric and acoustic qualities of a space. We treat a chosen space as another collaborator. We plumb its qualities and meanings through the use of sculptural transformation, movement, space, light, scale, surface and chemical processes. Our installations stimulate powerful sensory experiences, associations and memories for the visitor. We want to deepen the encounter with one’s external and internal worlds on the threshold that is perception.