Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice (Art - Knowledge - Theory)
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Embodied Fantasies, a concept central to art history, theory and practice is concurrently a topic debated in the fields of the neuro- and cognitive sciences, philosophy and phenomenology.
This volume focuses on notions of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception, and fantasy itself.
Approaches to modes of fantasies are explored beyond traditional conceptions to include complex thinking processes, subjectivity and inter-subjective experiences. What function do fantasies and their images possess in relation to art as a form of knowledge production?
x 110 inches, 243.84 x 279.4 cm (24 x 36 inches, 60.96 x 91.44 cm each). Courtesy of the artist. Fig. 5: Suzanne Anker, Astroculture (Shelf Life), 2010. (Detail). Inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches, 60.96 x 91.44 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Fig. 6: Suzanne Anker, Astroculture (Shelf Life), 2010. (Detail). Inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches, 60.96 x 91.44 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Fig. 7: Suzanne Anker, Embodied Fantasies, 2010. Inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches, 60.96 x 91.44 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
thoughts are essentially motor processes, what would it mean for fantasy if such a proposition proves true? Would the embodiment of fantasy be comprehended as a kind of off-line sensor-motoring-process or other applicable versions of subliminal activity? For example: gesturing while speaking? Would its intrinsic nature be discerned as predominantly emotional? If so, how can this process be conceived? What is the physical body’s role in thinking, in imagination, and in fantasy itself? Moreover, if
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geo-engineering, for instance, exemplifies the lack of scale comprehension. In geo-engineering, exertion is made on the scope of an entire continent. Geo-engineers produce efforts equivalent to the Panama Canal as everyday feats. When looking at consequences and devices that can cause change at the regional level, we must look not at the region itself but the entire hemisphere, various megalopolises, as well as the smallest biological system. We must realize there is a kind of hubris, an
imagining a bread is the awareness of bread by means of the perception of a mental image of bread. 3. A worry about objects The strongest worry was that, on the given models, our imagination would be directed only at our own psychology. These worries can be mitigated by pointing to a way in which, due to its representational character, the image “reaches out” (so to say) to the object – that is, the bread or the parent itself rather than a mere mental image of it. Nevertheless this does not