Maxime Le Calvé is a postdoctoral research associate at the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activities”. He was trained in general ethnology in Paris Nanterre and has a PhD in social anthropology and in theater studies, from EHESS Paris and FU Berlin.
“Sensing Knife” aims to convert the technology of the Atomic Force Microscope into a surgical instrument – a machine that could sense and cut living tissues simultaneously, “like the hand of a surgeon.”
Through practice-based design methods and experimental formats on knowledge production, Imagining Suspended Care-riers invites you as a learning site to draw on the processes of capturing and measuring air qualities and components.
In this exhibition, the virtual is not a simulation that functions independently of the physical outside world and has nothing to do with it. On the contrary: here, the virtual becomes tangible and walkable.
In the VR experience of Studio Above & Below visitors enter an alternative time capsule that allows them to perceive the dynamic changes of weathering – a process so slow that is usually impossible to detect by the naked human eye.
Combining interaction design, architecture, art history, computer science and anthropology, this exhibition stretches the disciplines in order to enter into sensuous resonance with the vibrant material world.
Playful approaches can directly affect our sensory faculties beyond the realm of power and knowledge. The »stretching senses school« is an education-as-research project at the Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin (TA T) attached to the exhibition Stretching Materialities.
The vitrines of the Tieranatomisches Theater date back to the 19th century when they originated to protect exhibition objects from visitors and their physicality: from their exhalations, their touch, their body heat. To this day, the quarantined object is our museum standard.