The conversations with Margherita are meant for anyone who has a special interest in how objects and materials are in relation to our bodies and senses, and how these relations create a secondary effect on human behavior. In a society that relies mainly on sight, Margherita Soldati wants to stimulate ‘seeing’ with other senses by creating intimate, personal and interactive relations between her works and the visitors.
During the consult, you sit down with the artist to discuss your work, ideas, and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas.
About the artist
Through her work, Margherita tries to strengthen the bridge between behavioral science and material research. For example, in the past, she applied organic and repetitive textures on pillows and simple everyday objects for people suffering from mental diseases (Alzheimer and Dementia). She was surprised to see how they could benefit from stimulation through tactile surfaces. From a small scale, her works develop into an architectural scale, where interventions and interactive environments that she creates aim to trigger a moment of genuine reaction of surprise and curiosity which involves more active and aware use of our senses.
Part of Margherita's work the Skin is the Extension of the Brain is currently displayed at Mediamatic.
You can RSVP for the monthly meeting with Margherita Soldati here.
Please choose a time between 13:00 and 16:00. In case you have any questions, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We close the bookings a week before the date of the consults. You can find other dates on our event calendar.