Interaction is a permanent aspect of our existence. It continuously shapes the way we perceive ourselves and the world we live in. However, when it comes to the audience and their interaction with art, there seems to be a kind of communication gap. When watching a concert or going to an exhibition, humans seem to have become passive creatures; they have alienated themselves from the process. We have grown comfortably accustomed to performances and/or exhibitions that do not request much from us, allowing us to be passive in the perception of information. This is especially true in my field of expertise, classical music.
InTake seeks to create a space of opportunity for artists to present art pieces/performances that question the role of the audience and that explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary collaboration, with hope that simultaneously stimulating various human senses (vision, hearing, etc.) will enhance the impact of the experience and will challenge the audience to take an active stance in the absorption of perceived information.
Throughout a time frame of two days, InTake combines artistic performances and an exhibition, joining together visual arts, electronic music, classical music, video art, physical theatre, contemporary dance and poetry. Each live performance includes an after talk by the artists, followed questions and answers. By creating different focus points throughout the space, we invite the audience to explore it, thus offering a dynamic experience.