Do you like to touch things that are soft or spongy? Perhaps you prefer what is rough, slippery or full of protrusions? What shapes do you like best? Do you prefer tiny or huge things? What are your favourite colours? Do you like bright light or do you like the light to resemble a sunset? Or do you enjoy star gazing the most?
We invite you to an exhibition in action, a space where you can discover the power of your senses.
The exhibition is a place where you can touch and look at different textiles and objects, and discover different soundtracks. You will also be accompanied by actress and actor Honorata Zajączkowska and Maciej Owczarzak. Participants can explore whatever they want within our proposed rules of play. If they need peace and quiet, they can experience that in a dedicated area.
When we (Jaśmina, Alka, Antonina, Basia, Jakub) were creating this exhibition, we imagined that we were Stellar Children, creatures extremely sensitive and attentive to the needs of otherness. Stellar Children are very curious, they love to touch what surrounds them and wonder what kind of states it evokes in them (pleasant or perhaps the opposite). While playing around, we noticed that sometimes these experiences were similar and sometimes completely different. If Stellar Children really visited Earth, could they teach Earthlings more empathy and sensitivity?
Could this work?
The exhibition was created through a process of workshop activities with a group of neurodiverse children and consultations with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
It is aimed at participants aged 6+
The Exhibition in Action is implemented within the framework of the RówniRóżni.doc project, financed by PFRON.
Concept and realisation: “Rój” collective, composed of: Jaśmina Wójcik, Alicja Nauman, Jakub Wróblewski
Music: Antonina Nowacka
Audio recording: Krzysztof Sokół
Educational musical activities: Dawid Wicha
3D printing: Tomasz Piotrowski
Production Assistant: Katarzyna Brzozowska
Visual-sensory activities: Barbara Winkler
oASD consultations: children from year 3 of Chocimska Therapeutic School (Grażyny 11), Marianna Grabowska, Zoja Wróblewska
Performers: Honorata Zajączkowska, Maciej Owczarzak
Stage Manager: Jacek Poniński
Participation Curator: Elżbieta Pejko
Project Curators: Robert Drobniuch, Anna Kierkosz
Co-Curators: Julianna Chrzanowska, Agnieszka Evans