CITYSENSES & HEALTH
A museum and leisure park for families where it is all about the experience to enjoy food, health, culture and nature in an innovative way. That is what CitySenses Almere aims for in 2020. As a start the pilot project ‘Labyrinth of the Senses’ has been developed. A travelling maze in which visitors can taste, feel, look, smell and listen helped by an app to guide them through a labyrinth of temptations.
Awareness of the individual through his senses to show the choice he can make for a healthy lifestyle.
Ahead of 2020 we start with the pilot project ‘Labyrinth of the Senses’ (LotS). In a travelling maze of sensory temptations – tasting, feeling, looking, smelling and listening – the visitor becomes part of a modern day fairy-tale. You are invited to take place within a sensory deprivation room also known as a ‘silent-egg’, to try a beauty elixir or to discover how different colors would influence your emotions. You will undoubtedly come out more aware and perhaps happier than going in.
The exact appearance of the maze is not yet established: a team of artists and scientists designs this interactive artwork together with people with a sensory challenge to give the inside and the outside a clear message.
At the moment the ‘Labyrinth of the Senses’ [LotS]’ is being developed. The unveiling is planned to take place at the three-day Uitfestival in Almere near the end of September 2019
In the lead-up towards the unveiling several events will take place:
- On the 10th of June 2019 the Senseslab was officially opened on the ‘Almeerderstrand (beach of Almere). The Senseslab can be seen as a sneak preview of the ‘Labyrinth of the Senses’. Up until the unveiling the artist will make use of this lab in order for them to be able to test their experience chambers.
- During the summer of 2018 the Senseslab had been present at the Floriade Festival together with ‘Snowwhite’s apples’. These apples had been injected with an unknown substance by a performance artist and were accompanied by a story. The apple-performance was a seducing invitation in order for you to use your senses in another way and in doing so stimulated rethinking food processing and healthy choices.
- In September 2018, during the VegetableSoupFestival, the pop-up ‘Incognito’ was revealed. Persons present were invited to be ‘incognito’ for a brief while by taking place in a cocoon which had been made by artist Mira Ticheler, making use of only recycled, sustainable materials. Inside the cocoon participants could enjoy from a musical composition made by the Mark Kirkenier, healthcarepianist from Almere.
Active Health Foundation contributed by means of a financial contribution
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