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Play, explore, and experiment at the Guerilla Science Sensorium—a dreamlike celebration of the human body and brain. Hear the sounds inside your head, taste your thoughts, and tangle up your tongue to explore the most complex thing in the universe: you. From bones to brains, and senses to skin, we're celebraing the spectrum of human experience during a sensuous weekend at the FIGMENT festival on Governors Island.

We are delighted to return to FIGMENT, where we're transforming a disused officer's quarters into a cabinet of curiosities for the senses. Over the weekend we'll exhibit 20 small performances distributed across 10 rooms and a luscious lawn. Embark on a unique journey to uncover some of the mysteries of how our bodies make us who we are.

Drop-in consultations and interactive activities include creations from our 2018 residency in partnership with the Pratt Institute and supported by the National Science Foundation. Sensorium will also include Guerilla Science's most popular events.

Don't miss out on this art and science extravaganza, bringing together experts in neuroscience, chemistry, medicine, performance art, yoga, and more. We hope to see you there!

Ferries to Governors Island leave from 10 South Street in Manhattan every 30 minutes and Pier 6 in Brooklyn every hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Sensorium takes place in and around House 407B along Colonel's Row.

Please Note: While many of our experiences were originally designed for adult audiences, our programming at Figment is open to all ages!


Precious Germs by Alexandria Palaferri Schieber
Learn the art of painting with bacterial samples from your own body

The Womb of the World by Joro Boro, Mary Frisbee and Dr. Claudia Aguirre
Experience the touch of the world through sound

Balloon Brain by Sarah Vitak
Build a brain and recreate neuronal plasticity and connections with balloons

The Fabric of Spacetime by Kayla Lewis and Gabriela Lemos
Peruse the three main theories of quantum gravity through three cosmic clothing lines

Plasticization Clinic by Lauren Ruiz
Consult with a plastics specialist on the plastic content of your life

Best Bias by Thomas Koff

Delve into the biases of your brain in our concept kitchen, as we launch a product line of household appliances to correct outdated biases.

Smell-X by Olivia Jezler

What if you lost your sense of smell? Explore how you can use other senses to reconstruct the olfaction system

Entomophatron by Trina Chiasson and James Ricci
At this 50’s style mini-diner pop-up, insects are the food source of the future


Flavor Feast
A pop-up party for the senses! We'll serve up tongue twisting illusions showing how our senses work together

Anatomical Life Drawing
A life drawing class with a twist

Attraction Lab
Throw on a blindfold and make new friends while discovering how our senses drive attraction and connection

Sonic Tour of the Brain
Take a relaxing 20 minute tour of brain sounds

Space Yoga
Stretch like an astronaut in this intergalactic yoga class and tour of the cosmos

Jelly Brains
Sharpen your scalpels for a jelly brain dissection. Learn about brain anatomy as you eat...brains!

Sensorium takes places at 407B in Colonel's Row

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