SOPhiA 2021

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programme - Talk

What is Proprioceptive Art?
(Plenary Lecture, English, Location: HS E.002)

Many works of art are predominantly visual or auditory in nature (visual arts such as drawing, painting, photography or performing arts like music). Mixed forms are also common (again performing arts, here opera, theatre, dance, etc.). The so-called chemical senses (smelling or tasting) are rarely addressed and only some art works (happenings, fluxus, performance) might also crucially involve the audience?s own physicality and thereby intentionally provoke the recipients? perception of their own body (proprioception). This talk poses an even more radical question: Could there be works of art that are primarily proprioceptive in nature, i.e. that have the perception of one's own body movement and position in space, balance, muscle tension, stretching, pain, temperature, energy and stress levels, etc., at their core. Is proprioceptive art possible? In addition to theoretical considerations which show the plausibility of a positive answer, potential examples for this art form will be given.

Time: 10:15-11:45, 09 September 2021 (Thursday)
Location: HS E.002

Markus Schrenk 
(University of Düsseldorf, Germany)

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