Psychological and Philosophical Explorations
Art moves us by eliciting intense experiences that go beyond reflection and formal language. It unfolds in the dimension of the pre-reflective, which in philosophy and psychology has been described as the origin of all consciousness and reflective thinking. Basing aesthetic experience on our pre-reflective, that is our affective, bodily, and moving being leads to an exploration of the impact of art at the level of sensation, pulsation, rhythm, and gesture. At this symposium we question how art can affect us in terms of empathy, rhythm, and living presence; diaphanous forces of sensation immanent to both our everyday experience and experiences with art.
Brian Massumi, Erin Manning, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Mark Freeman, Richard Shusterman, Jannik Mosekjær Hansen, Kasper Levin, Simon Høffding, Tone Roald
31. August: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
1. September: TBA
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Organized by the research group on Aesthetic Experience and the Pre-Reflective Self and the research group on Motor Dialogue and Intentionality in Early InfancyDepartment of Psychology, University of Copenhagen