[ISEA2008] Workshop: Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte – Urban Sensoria Workshop

Workshop Statement

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, The Salon

Urban Sensoria is an experimental method of experiencing and exploring the city. It is also a theoretical inquiry into cities, culture, memory, experience, and how it relates to traditional media and new technologies. A multimedia, sensorial exploration of the structured, repetitive, random, personal, cultural, space-and-scale of the city. The WORKSHOP schedule is COMPLETELY flexible (to allow attendance to ISEA events). Most important is the initial meeting, after which we will arrange other meetings to discuss our experiences. Participants from Singapore are encouraged as much as participants from abroad. The previous Urban Sensoria workshop was held in Barcelona as part of the Barcelona International Contemporary Arts Festival. A talk related to the workshop will be given at the ISEA symposium.

  • Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte is a Colombian artist and research scientist currently working in Madrid. He uses multiple media (photography, film, video, and writing) to explore issues related to cultural differences, similarities, and cultural awareness. His work has been exhibited internationally, in the United States, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, and Colombia. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University (New York) and he studied photography at Universidad de los Andes (Bogot√°) and Columbia University.