London,
11
May
2010
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00:00
Europe/London

Bodytalk Exhibition - explore the wonder of the body at Hackney Museum

What: Bodytalk, Hackney’s sensational exhibition for all the family
Where: Hackney Museum
When: 1 June - 28 August – Tues-Fri – 9.30-5.30pm; Thurs – 9.30-8pm; Sat – 10-5pm. Closed on Sundays.
Free

Hackney Museum is launching Bodytalk - a sensational hands-on exhibition for all the family. This interactive summer exhibition, features installations created by East London artists, and asks children and adults to take a light-hearted look at the body and the senses.

The exhibition is designed to stimulate curiosity, to explore the way artists perceive and represent bodies and the way our own bodies respond to sensual stimulation. Soundscapes and feely boxes, projections and interactive games, walls of artwork by visitors, artists and Hackney people - there’s something for everyone at Bodytalk.

Kim Wright, Hackney Council s Corporate Director for Community Services said: “The Bodytalk exhibition makes for a great family-friendly visit. East London artists have created exciting works that we can touch, feel, hear and see to help children and adults think about the wonder of bodies in brand new ways. Don’t miss this sensational experience.”

Bodytalk includes:
A body noise soundscape - guess which part of the body you are listening to *
A tactile pathway to walk on with bare feet
A film installation exploring body adornments across different cultures**
The “Heart of Hackney” tent featuring thought-provoking artwork by 100 local people who were asked to draw the contents of their hearts.***
Crawl into The Sensation Station for an experience to tickle all the senses****
Explore and be surprised by the 45-drawer cabinet of curiosities
Build your own skeleton

Plus, distorting mirrors, games, a photography and art exhibition***** and fun body factoids.

Bodytalk includes work by East London artists - installations by the East London Printmakers and StimulART.

This exhibition may particularly appeal to children with visual and hearing impairments as well as those with learning disabilities.