Immersive Lab - ArtLab exhibition


Event details

Date 25.02.2020 01.03.202011:0018:00  
Category Exhibitions
From 25 February to 1 March, ArtLab will be hosting the Immersive Lab, an interactive multisensory space for artistic and scientific exploration developed by Daniel Bisig and Jan Schacher from the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Showcasing how art and science can inform each other in the investigation of immersive and interactive media, the Immersive Lab serves as a platform for artistic and scientific experimentation and creation. Throughout the project, artists, scientists, curators and educators collaborated on creations and exhibitions. The resulting works show how experience and communication affect our perception and the application of digital media.

The list of works in the exhibition includes: Connect (by Simon Schaerlaeken and Donald Glowinski), Multiple Bodies, Super Egos & Virtual Selves (by Simon Schaerlaeken, Bruno Herbelin, Oliver Kannape, Jan Schacher, Daniel Bisig), Coexistence (by Nadine Cocina and Romana Sprenger), Seen (by Célia Bétourné and Louis Cortes), Les Mains Négatives (by Anne Dubos and Jan Schacher).

The exhibition can be visited freely or in the form of guided tours. 

Guided tours (45 min)
  • Tuesday February 25 to Friday February 28: 12:15; 17:15 (Thursday only at 12h15)
  • Saturday February 59 to Saundy March 1: 11h:5, 13:15, 16:15
Tours will be in English during the week and in French/English during the weekend.

ArtLab practical information
More information about the Immersive Lab

About Multiple Bodies, Super Egos & Virtual Selves
A swipe of the arm. A faint touch. Who was that? Is that? By enabling visitors to experience the unusual sensations provoked by bodily illusions, this artistic work explores the delicate boundary between our seemingly stable percept of an embodied self, and a self that is disrupted by technology. The installation is equally inspired by clinical observations of disembodiment, presence hallucinations, and other altered states of consciousness – and experimental neuroscientific investigations using virtual reality and robotics bringing to surface the fundamental brain mechanisms underlying bodily self-consciousness.

Installation made in collaboration with the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience of Prof. Olaf Blanke at EPFL and with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The challenges of the new technologies
On 27 February, members of the project team and experts from media art, cognitive science, and museology will gather together and debate with the audience about the benefits and challenges of employing digital media technologies in art, research and dissemination.
More information

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • MediaCom; ArtLab; Immersive Lab