The Skin is an Extension of the Brain

Tactile installation by Margherita Soldati

3 nov 2018

This exhibition is a collection of tactile installations inside the Mediamatic building that alter standard architectural elements in order to stimulate the sense of touch and to reflect on the behaviour of the visitors within the space.


Margherita Soldati in Passaggio - Het werk Passagio van Margherita Soldati is onderdeel van The Skin is an Extension of the Brain, een tentoonstelling die vanaf november 2018 bij Mediamatic is te zien. In verschillende werken van textiel stimuleert Margherita Soldati aanraking en onderzoekt ze het gedrag van bezoekers in de ruimte.  Tia Torok, Maxim Damper

The Skin is an Extension of the Brain

The work explores the relation that connects textile structure with the physical and social space by analysing the boundaries between space, tactile perception and textile surfaces. With these installations Margherita is diving into a new personal research on how to blur the line between the traditional function of surfaces and more stimulating encounters with our daily surroundings. 

Margherita Soldati 

Few years ago Margherita found herself obsessed by manipulating textile to create organic and repetitive shapes. When she applied them on pillows and simple objects for patients suffering from mental diseases (Alzheimer, Dementia), she was surprised to realise how they could benefit from being stimulated by textile patterns. Therefore she started wondering how she could integrate textile and tactile surfaces in our life: the natural next step was to embrace the flexibility and malleability of the material to imagine new possibilities to alter standard architectural elements.
Exhibition: The Skin is an Extension of the Brain
3 November 2018 - ongoing
Opening: 3 November, 5pm
Free of charge
Mediamatic, Dijksgracht 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam