Sensation as Participation in Visual Art
MetadataShow full item record
Can an understanding be formed of how sensory experience might be presented or manipulated in visual art in order to promote a relational concept of the senses, in opposition to the customary, capitalist notion of sensation as a private possession, as a sensory impression that is mine? I ask the question in the light of recent visual art theory and practice which pursue relational, ecological ambitions. As Arnold Berleant, Nicolas Bourriaud, and Grant Kester see it, ecological ambition and artistic form should correspond, but they fail to recognize sensation as a site where the ecological cause can be fought. Jacques Rancière argues for the political force of the senses, but his distribution of the sensible does not address the particularity of sensory experience. I identify the difference between these approaches within recent relational or ecological aesthetics and my position on sensibility, and indicate some of the problems involved in referring to the senses. I set out the concepts that are central to the cultivation of relational sensibility: style, autofiguration, and the mobility of sensory meaning, extrapolated from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s discussion of Paul Cézanne. They amount to positioning the senses ontologically as movements along lines of conceptual-sensory connection and implication, based on the transfer of meanings created artistically through style and autofiguration.
Cazeaux, C, Sensation as Participation in Visual Art, Aesthetic Pathways, Vol.2, No.2, 2012, pp1-29
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Frohlich, David; Fennell, Jac (Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, 2005-04-05)Sensory impairment is usually treated as a negative condition that requires inclusive design for correction or compensation. However, such impairment in one sense should be seen positively in terms of a greater awareness, ...
Oral nutritional supplements: serving practices and their effect on taste perception - a cross-sectional survey of nursing staff followed by a sensory analysis in healthy adults Ruffell, Joanne (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2017)Background: Oral nutritional supplements are a recommended form of nutrition support but compliance is frequently suboptimal, often because patients find them unpalatable. This study explored how palatability might be ...
Oral nutritional supplements: serving practices and their effect on taste perception - a cross-sectional survey of nursing staff followed by a sensory analysis in healthy adults Joanne, Ruffell (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2017-06-01)Background: Oral nutritional supplements are a recommended form of nutrition support but compliance is frequently suboptimal, often because patients find them unpalatable. This study explored how palatability might be ...