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Feeling the seen

07 Sep 2017 Laura Jatkowski

“Hypothetically, could we consider works of art as physical mediators of temporary events, as entities which stimulate the beholders presence and consciousness by triggering cognitive and bodily processes. By doing so, drawing attention to the relation between self and encountered object.

My thesis has been a tool to deepen my understanding of the complex relation between one’s sensing body and the lived experience. Drawing upon Mark Paterson theory of touch combined with personal experiences I investigate the interrelation between one’s senses and how their interaction is structuring and influencing one’s perception. While in the second half I move beyond the beholders perceiving body and further elaborate the relational nature of the human body. As it is through the means of our body that one can explore and experience states of being.”

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