|Catching Your Eye
30 June 2022
|Intended learning outcomes (more on programme level):
Part of Marres’ Workshops ‘Training the Senses’. https://marres.org/en/program/training-the-senses-en/
|Learning objectives (course specific):
Learn to guide focus and construct a narrative; learn about how we perceive the world and objects.
Puppeteers and magicians are masters in directing your attention. They make you focus on one part of their performance and lose sight of the rest. This shows their skillful mastery of techniques, but also tells us something about our own way of perceiving.
In this session, we explore both angles. Puppetry director Rachel Warr and close-up magician Will Houstoun will share techniques they use to steer our perception and create illusions. In addition, we question the ways in which we focus and divide attention in relation to the outside world.
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