Interdisciplinary symposium on the sense of hearing and sight
On the occasion of the exhibition series at Museum Tinguely on the human senses in art, a public, interdisciplinary conference will be held in Basel.

This time, the focus is on the senses of hearing and sight and relates to the group exhibitions À bruit secret (2023) and Les témoins oculistes (winter 2026/2027): with contributions from art, cultural and historical studies, psychology and neuroscience as well as from scientific and technical disciplines.

First program preview: Brain researcher Prof. Dr. Lutz Jäncke presents how acoustic and visual stimuli are processed in the human brain. Color expert Prof. Dr. Axel Buether explains how colors from nature work and influence us. In addition to contributions from art history, for example on the artist Marcel Duchamp (Prof. Dr. Lars Blunck), the historian Prof. Dr. Jan-Friedrich Missfelder deals with the perception of sound and noise in the early modern period. Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bronfen will be looking at the cultural history of the night, while biologist PD Dr. Eva Knop will be researching the effects of night-time light pollution on insects and plant life. Exciting topics such as the echolocation of bats (Dr. Leonie Baier) or the acoustic diversity of the polar seas (Dr. Ilse van Opzeeland) are also on the agenda.

Link to the website of the organizer Museum Tinguely