ARTIST/RESEARCHER MENTORING: I offer private mentoring for artists, researchers or companies interested in exploring new creative ways of engaging with the world, especially in connection to embodied knowledge and sensory aesthetics, in various media spanning film, video, animation but also performance and dance. I have an extensive experience through my teaching practice, supervising PhD, MPhil and MRes students, mentoring artists and running various workshops. The sessions are conducted online via Zoom or MS Teams. Please visit RESEARCH and ABOUT to learn more about my expertise. You can also visit Tangible Territory, an art, science and philosophy journal I edit to learn more. If you are interested, please get in touch to discuss further details of how we can work together.
SENSORY WORKSHOPS have been an ongoing part of my research methodology. I have run a number of them over the years, including at the Royal College of Art (for MA and PhD levels), Somerset House and Dissenters Gallery. Below are some examples of both current and historical ones.
SENSING PLACE: Five day sensory workshop / residency in the beautiful surroundings of South Bohemia, focused on exploring our relationship to landscape/place, in order to inspire creativity, fuel the imagination and ground the body. https://tangibleterritory.art/sensing-place/
MAKING SENSE LAB: This is an experimental space I set up for students from University of Creative Communication, Prague, to have a chance to work collaboratively, across disciplines, working towards a shared goal. The aim is to provide an opportunity to push boundaries of creativity through allowing open experimentation and cross-fertilisation. We invite guests: from musicians to practitioners in areas of arts, design and science, in order to inspire, provoke and stir up creative energies. Get in touch if you want to get involved! More information: https://www.vskk.cz/cz/o-skole/making-sense-lab/
Sensory Workshops at Dissenters Gallery: working towards a performance for Open Senses Festival, 2017.
TOUCH TALK TELL: Sensory Storytelling (London, Sommerset House, 2017)
A free workshop devised in response to the Perfume exhibition, building on Tereza’s ongoing artistic research into using all our senses to tell stories, by activating memories, emotions and imagination, in order to offer a more rich and nuanced experience of the every day.
I led two workshops for Perfume: Synesthesia late event at the Somerset House, on 31st August 2017. My concept for these was developed in response to the Perfume exhibition, and builds on my ongoing artistic research into using all our senses to tell stories, by activating memories, emotions and imagination, in order to offer a more rich and nuanced experience of the every day.
The participants were invited to activate their less dominant senses (especially touch and smell), to explore the connection between these and their memories, emotions and imagination, and finally had the opportunity to use these new insights to create their own multi-sensory mini-stories.
They were first initiated by being taken on an interior journey, guided by instructions, hints and questions. What they encountered was a secret world, a miniature landscape of different textures, smells, shapes and consistencies…
Once sensitised participants were able to associate various textures and materials with their memories, emotions and imaginings…
Finally, the participants were able to create their own responses: scented journeys, enclosed within a transparent container.I have also asked them to write a full list of ingredients, real and also imaginary.