2023.4.07(Fri)- 4.09(Sun)/ 4.14 (Fri) - 4.16 (Sun) / 4.20 (Fri) - 4.23 (Sun) / 4.27 (Fri) - 4.30 (Sun
“Sensory echoes” could be described as the lingering sensations or memories of sensory experiences. When we experience something through our senses, whether it’s seeing a beautiful landscape or hearing a favorite song, the memory of that experience can stay with us long after the initial moment has passed. These memories can be triggered by similar stimuli in the future, creating a sort of “echo” of the original sensory experience. Additionally, the term “sensory echoes” could refer to the way that our senses work together and influence each other, creating a complex web of sensations that can be difficult to separate from each other. “Sensory Echoes” is an exhibition that showcases the work of Sander Wassink, who has been living in Kyoto for two years. Wassink creates sensory experiences that blend physical and digital elements by using collected objects, sounds, and videos from the forests and rivers of Japan. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the interplay between the physical and digital realms, highlighting the complex connections between materials, time and space. Wassink’s work is a reflection on the impact of technology on our understanding of the natural world. “Sensory Echoes” aims to create a captivating and thought-provoking experience that challenges our perceptions of reality and encourages us to see the beauty and wonder of the natural world in a new light.
Sander Wassink (b. 1984, Harlingen) is a dutch artist and designer currently based in Japan. Instead of focusing on design, Wassink’s work revolves around the meaning of the creative process. He employs an organic design method that combines functions and materials to generate new forms and ideas, which are then studied, adjusted, and collaborated upon to reflect on their context. In a world oversaturated with products and design, Wassink’s non-functional creations serve as paradigms that raise questions about appearances, functionality, transience, and beauty. Wassink is interested in contemporary aesthetics, copyright issues, and the relationship between image and object. Wassink’s work is held in various museum collections, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) and the Museum of Modern Art (New York). Wassink graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2012 and has taught at various institutions.