About the talk

Normally Isabel Lewis invites the audience to participate in her art through immersive performances. At Kunsthalle Zurich, due to pandemic restrictions, the performance became an exhibition or, rather, a meditative practice of self-awareness. In this video the artist reflects on the self and its physical, psychological and social experiences within different structures and organizations.

“You could argue that any experience is immersive, because we are always smelling, always sensing, always feeling things, but to what degree are we called upon to recognize or become aware of it, and to what degree do we suppress other kind of sensory information in order to let the visual dominate?”

– Isabel Lewis