Experiments in somaesthetic art and the psychology of multisensory perception . What are the implications of artists using galleries as perceptual laboratories or tools for exploring somaesthetic experience?
Through this interdisciplinary practice-based research, working closely with scientists, I plan to recreate a range of perceptual multi-sensory illusions. These will include somatic illusions of body ownership, [of body parts hands the face and tongue for example] as well as location and motion of the body in space. I hope to gain important insights from these experiments, which will inform a series of new artworks.