Amanda Williams: Embodied Sensations | MoMA EXHIBITION

Who has the freedom to move, and why? Who has never been free to move at all? In her participatory artwork “Embodied Sensations,” artist Amanda Williams considers these questions—and the transformation of both public and virtual space during the global pandemic.

Anyone can interact with the installation, through in-person performances or digital participation. An online survey invites audiences to think about four keywords—care, knowledge, access, and power—and their responses will, in turn, generate instructions for physical movement. These instructions are then projected on the walls of the Atrium for participants to carry out, creating an exchange between online and on-site, virtual and physical.

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