Bodies with technological “attachments”, “cybernetic organisms” rooted in our collective imagination since ‘60s, do not belong to Sci Fi literature any longer; they are becoming integral part of the everyday life. Inevitably, this “smart second skins” capture imaginative and creative potentials of contemporary artists, stimulating them to search for new applications and new meanings.
In this direction moves the project developed by Martin Rille, Coded Sensation, postulating the possibility to transform the surface of our body into the “sensible container” of data and knowledge, of words and sounds that can be “released” through bodycontact. Touching, hearing and feeling thus become equally important as seeing; a synthesis of senses become a way of knowing the world. For the moment it is only a possibility; but that is exactly what art should do: envision possibilities and open perspectives, allowing us to became aware of our present and even more of our hypothetic future. DOBRILA DENEGRI